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posted by CheetahGirl5147
Speed

No one can out beat these runners. Why even try? The speed of a cheetah is about 112 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 miles per hour) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 feet), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 miles per hour) in three seconds! Try to beat that when you would be formed like a cheetah but with out the abilities. If you ran on fours in a human body like the one you are in now. And you ran like that Every. Single. Day. But that's what cheetahs do but at an extreme speed.

Name

The real name of the cheetah is 'Acinonyx Jubatus' the nick name...Or...
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posted by CheetahGirl5147
The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. They can reach a top speed of around 113 km per hour.

A cheetah can accelerate from 0 to 113 km in just a few seconds.

Cheetahs are extremely fast however they tire quickly and can only keep up their top speed for a few minutes before they are too tired to continue.

Cheetahs are smaller than other members of the big cat family, weighing only 45 – 60 kilograms.

One way to always recognize a cheetah is by the long, black lines which run from the inside of each eye to the mouth. These are usually called “tear lines” and

scientists believe...
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posted by CheetahGirl5147
Just Some Facts About The Speedy Cheetah


The cheetah is the world's fastest land mammal. With acceleration that would leave most automobiles in the dust, a cheetah can go from 0 to 60 miles (96 kilometers) an hour in only three seconds. These big cats are quite nimble at high speed and can make quick and sudden turns in pursuit of prey.

Before unleashing their speed, cheetahs use exceptionally keen eyesight to scan their grassland environment for signs of prey—especially antelope and hares. This big cat is a daylight hunter that benefits from stealthy movement and a distinctive spotted coat...
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posted by cheetahlover12
Just sit for a second and think. Do cheetah's deserve to be endangered, have their habitats taken, killed just for their fur? No. There is way to prevent this from happening. The Answer, 3 Words: REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE! keep the cheetahs alive so that we can enjoy them for much longer. They were here on earth way before us, and we don't and will never have the right to take their homes away from them or kill them just for their beauty. Take that extra step, push yourself harder and harder every day, and save the cheetahs for extinction! REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE! Keep these beautiful cheetahs alive, and other amazing animals! When you help, you will feel so much better, and so will the cheetahs!
posted by CheetahGirl5147
The cheetah is the fastest land mammal on Earth, capable of running 64 miles per hour. However, this cat cannot sustain high speeds for long. Cheetahs typically run in short bursts covering distances of up to 500 yards. Most chases last less than one minute, so the cheetah must quickly catch its prey before it escapes.

Cheetahs are designed for speed. Their large nostrils allow for increased intake of oxygen, and their oversized heart and lungs help power their bodies. The sleek cat uses the weight of its tail to balance its body through sharp turns, and its spine acts as a spring for the powerful...
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posted by CheetahGirl5147
CHEETAH

Common Name(s): Cheetah
Scientific Name: Acinonyx Jubatus
Weight: 65-110 pounds
Head/Body: 48-60 inches
Tail: 20-30 inches
Subspecies: 6
Gestation: -93 days
Infant mortality – 75%
Status: Endangered
Estimated World Population: No information available




The most primitive of all cats, evolving some 18 million years ago, the cheetah is a tall, slim, long-legged cat, built along the lines of the greyhound. Its claws are only semi-retractable, and it has a distinctly dog-like muzzle. Its coat is yellowish-brown with dark brown spots and a long white-tipped tail.The cheetah may be found in open grassland...
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posted by CheetahGirl5147
BASIC FACTS ABOUT CHEETAHS

The fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah is a marvel of evolution. The cheetah's slender, long-legged body is built for speed. Cheetahs are tan in color with black spots all over their bodies. They can also be distinguished from other big cats by their smaller size, spotted coats, small heads and ears and distinctive "tear stripes" that stretch from the corner of the eye to the side of the nose.

Diet
Cheetahs eat mainly gazelles, wildebeest calves, impalas and smaller hoofed animals.

Population
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When cheetahs are running, they use their tails to help...
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As you probably know, cheetahs and leopards look very similar and many people mistake cheetahs for leopards or the opposite. Look at two images of a leopard and a cheetah, then you'll see that they're very different from each other.

1. Cheetahs are much more lanky, having a thin stomach for easier running. But leopards have more muscles, though I may not know much about leopards, but I'm guessing it's for hunting purposes.

2. Cheetahs have a larger chest because they have extra large lungs and heart so they can withstand their large bursts of energy.

3. A leopard's spots are more like blotches...
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Cheetahs are in the family of the big cats. They are the fastest land animaland can run from over 72 MPH. They are found in wide regions in Africa but are critaclly endangered and they need our help so their regions are dropping along with their decreasing numbers.
They are yellow-orange in colour with a black marking on their head along with black spots over their streamline body.
Some people say they get their name by the word "cheat" because of the super speed. By cheat they mean, Cheetahs can beat any land animal in a race so they "cheat". Quite simple.
They are a streamline cat, meaning...
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