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Animals from A-Z


(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.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Gepard
Verbreitungsgebiet: Gepard
Wissenschaftl. Name Acinonyx jubatus
Ordnung Predators
Familie Felidae
Größe Kopf-Rumpf bis 150 cm
Gewicht bis 60 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit ca. 3 Monate, bis zu 5 Junge
Verbreitung Africa, Asia
Lebensraum savannah
Nahrung Birds, small mammals, Small ungulates
Bestand endangered