– Compact Body The cheetah’s body is built for speed, with a deep chest and long flexible spine that allows fluid movements at high speed.– Long TailIts tail is a rudder when running, helping them keep balance and change direction quickly.
– Large Lungs & HeartCheetahs have enlarged hearts, lungs, and arteries, which help deliver oxygen throughout the body faster than other animals. – ClawsCheetahs also have semi-retractable claws that help them grip the ground while sprinting.
– Short bursts of speedThey typically use short bursts of speed to catch their prey.– Hunting strategyCheetahs often work together in groups or use natural obstacles such as cliffs or riverbeds to corner their prey before attacking.
They can sprint up to 80 mph (128 km/h) over short distances of up to 500m.Their long and slender build, lightweight frame, and narrow waist combined with incredibly powerful muscles, particularly legs, shoulders, and chest.
Cheetahs are often hunted for their fur, used in traditional clothing and home décor. Farmers also poison them to protect their livestock. Many conservation efforts including habitat restoration, breeding programs, and outreach to promote sustainable living practices.
The cheetah’s incredible speed has awed us since its discovery, but human activity has led to its endangerment. Consider donating to a cheetah preservation organization or taking local action to make a difference.