The Cheetah

10 facts about Cheetahs:

1. The scientific name for Cheetahs is Acinonyx Jubatus
2. Cheetahs live between 10 and 20 years
3. Cheetah cubs are grey in colour and have a ‘mane’ of tufty pale hair on the back of their neck which sticks up
4. The name cheetah comes from an Indian word meaning ‘spotted one’
5. The Cheetah is the fastest land mammal in the world, with many adaptations that allow it to sprint across plains; the rangy frame supports long limbs and a deep chest cavity together with a small waist and extremely flexible spine
6. Early people trained cheetahs for hunting, and many civilizations depicted them in their art and in written records
7. Cheetahs normally have been two and four cubs in a litter
8. Cheetahs can reach speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 460 m (1500 ft)
9. Now restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, wild cheetahs once were found in most of Africa, the plains of southern Asia, the Middle East and India
10. Cheetahs were so popular that Akbar the Great of India was said to have kept a stable of about 1,000

Here’s a couple of pictures of a Cheetah taken at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire. This is one sexy cat – puts Oscar to shame! (Oi! I am THE sexxyyyy cat, purr – Oscar)

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Posted on 14/07/2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The Cheetah is one of my most favourite cats… I luv ’em… 🙂

  2. My Mom has always wanted to go to Africa…she loves the wild cats..the Cheetah is so wonderful.. She had a neighbor, 10 years ago, who did a Safari, Mom’s dream…and on their mantel was a fully reclined Cheetah…of course dead and mounted…Mom wept…and did not go back there again…Cheetahs, all wildlife, are better off living…

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