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(engl: Cheetah)

From 0 to 120 in three seconds

As the fastest mammal, cheetahs can reach top speeds of up to 120 km/h. Their non-retractable claws give them the necessary grip. Their pace causes high energy loss. After a short amount of time they get very tired and have to stop hunting. If their prey has more stamina, they can escape.

When hunters disguise themselves

Due to the pattern of their fur, cheetahs camouflage well into their natural environment, so it’s easy for them to approach their prey, unnoticed.

Gepard, Foto: Tom Burger
Gepard, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Gepard
Verbreitungsgebiet: Gepard
Scientific Surname Acinonyx jubatus
Order Predators
Family Felidae
Size head till tunk till 150 cm
Weight till 60 kg
Reproduction gestation period 3 month, till 5 subadults
Distribution Africa, Asia
Habitat savannah
Food Birds, small mammals, Small ungulates
Livestock endangered