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.





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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