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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Cheetah

Cheetahs come from a very small pool of cats that survived the last ice age.


The cheetah, which lives in many countries in Africa, can run faster than 60 miles per hour,

A cheetah can go from 0 to 40 mph in three strides.

A cheetah that sprints for more than 30 seconds can suffer brain damage.

After a chase, a cheetah needs half an hour to catch its breath before it can eat.

Cheetahs cannot roar—instead, they chirp like birds.

Every cheetah has a unique pattern of spots on its coat.

Only 5 to 10 percent of cheetah cubs make it to adulthood.



Josephine Baker had a cheetah named Chiquita, which accompanied her on walks down the Champs-Elysee, on a lead with a diamond-studded collar.

Cheetahs were raced at London's Romford greyhound stadium in 1937. A dozen of the big cats had been imported from Kenya to boost dwindling attendances at the dog track.

Estimated at a population of 200 in the 1970’s, there are now thought to be only 70-110 Asiatic cheetahs left in the wild, all occupying the arid, central plateau of Iran.

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