The king of speed – Catch me if you can
The cheetah is an out and out sprinter, built for speed with a flexible body and large stride. It can accelerate from 0-
On the look out – Daytime hunter
Unlike most big cats, cheetahs hunt during the day and climb termite mounds to spot potential prey such as gazelle or antelope. Remarkably, as shown in the BBC’s TV series LIFE, cheetahs have now been witnessed hunting in pairs in order to bring down bigger prey such as ostriches.
Cheetah’s eyesight – Vision express
The cheetah’s eye’s retinal fovea is of an elongated shape, giving the cheetah a super sharp, wide-
Cheetah’s body – Built for speed
A long, fluid, greyhound-
Cheetah’s claws – First class grip
Cheetah claws are actually semi-
Cheetah’s engine – Explosive power
Flared nostrils, huge lungs and heart help to keep oxygen flowing to a cheetah’s muscles during a sprint. However the cheetah’s respiratory rate climbs still from 60 to 150 breaths per minute during a high-
Now see who’s the fastest where the cheetah is put through his paces against Usain Bolt, a porsche, a racehorse, a greyhound and a drag car!