Cheetah the Smaller Cat of Africa…

The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline inhabiting most of Africa. The cheetah achieves by far the fastest land speed of any living animal—between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft.), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds. Give your car a go….

This cat is also notable for modifications in the species’ paws. It is one of the only felids with semi-retractable claws, and with pads that, by their scope, disallow gripping. Thus, cheetahs cannot climb upright trees, although they are generally capable of reaching easily accessible branches by leaping.

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35 thoughts on “Cheetah the Smaller Cat of Africa…

    • When my Aunt came to visit from Scotland I took her to a Cheetah breeding station in the lowveld of South Africa.. I knew one of the guides and he allowed her to actually stroke a King Cheetah through the fence… it was the highlight of her trip she said… I must admit it was one of the highlights of my life as well….

  1. Hi,
    They are a beautiful animal. I was lucky enough to see one at one of our zoos here, they are a little bit different than the other big cats, a bit smaller, but they also seem to be a bit more content. 🙂

  2. They are so lovely, so beautiful… Like cats 🙂 Like my cat too 🙂 Thank you dear Rob, these are all so beautiful photographs, loved so much. Love, nia

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