COMMON NAME: Cheetah
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acinonyx jubatus
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: 10 to 12 years
SIZE: 3.5 to 4.5 feet; tail: 25.5 to 31.5 inches
WEIGHT: 77 to 143 pounds
SIZE RELATIVE TO A 6-FT MAN:
ABOUT THE CHEETAH
The cheetah is the world's quickest land warm blooded creature. With quickening that would leave most autos in the residue, a cheetah can go from 0 to 60 miles an hour in just three seconds. These enormous felines are very agile at rapid and can make brisk and abrupt turns in quest for prey.
Speed and Hunting
Before releasing their speed, cheetahs utilize astoundingly sharp visual perception to check their field condition for indications of prey—particularly impala and rabbits. This huge feline is a sunshine seeker that advantages from stealthy development and a particular spotted coat that enables it to mix effectively into high, dry grasses.
At the point when the minute is correct a cheetah will dash after its quarry and endeavor to thump it down. Such pursues cost the seeker an enormous measure of vitality and are for the most part over in under a moment. In the event that fruitful, the cheetah will regularly drag its kill to an obscure concealing spot to shield it from pioneering creatures that occasionally take a murder before the cheetah can eat. Cheetahs need just beverage once every three to four days.
Reproducing and Population
Female cheetahs normally have a litter of three offspring and live with them for one and a half to two years. Youthful fledglings go through their first year gaining from their mom and working on chasing procedures with fun loving amusements. Male cheetahs live alone or in little gatherings, regularly with their littermates.
Most wild cheetahs are found in eastern and southwestern Africa. These populaces are feeling the squeeze as the wide-open fields they support are vanishing on account of human pioneers.