cheetahs

Cheetah Fact Sheet
Cheetah Fact Sheet

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus): a large cat native to Africa and central Iran.

Kingdom: | Animalia
Phylum: | Chordata
Class: | Mammalia
Order: | Carnivora
Family: | Felidae
Genus: | Acinonyx
Species: | jubatus

Cheetahs are the world’s fastest land mammal. They can reach speeds up to 65 miles per hour and accelerate from 0 to 70 mph in ...

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (September 15-21)
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Moment of Impact: Hunters & Herds

Episode 1 | Hunters & Herds

The natural world is filled with "moments of impact" when animals come into contact with each other and the world around them. Previously these moments were too fast or too hidden for us to see. But now new camera technologies reveal what's behind these remarkable moments, and cutting edge animations illustrate the "inside story" of animal bioengineering that allows each moment to take place.

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The Cheetah Orphans

Learning to Hunt

Toki and Sambu make the crucial transition to hunting on their own.