By Josie December 20th, 2023
Although half the job is already done, it clears that they’re lethal hunters when sinking their teeth into the meat mid-air.
The video opens with two men standing in a sea of over thirty cheetahs waiting expectantly. They have a box of raw meat at hand, and the cheetahs know exactly what’s hiding in the box.
Finally, dinner is served and the men toss large chunks into the eager crowd.
An adult cheetah consumes about 6.2 pounds of meat per day, though this can vary based on activity level and availability of prey.
In the wild, their diet consists primarily of small to medium-sized ungulates.
Reaching up to 60 miles per hour in mere seconds, they use stealth and surprise to get close to their prey before the final explosive chase.
Unlike other big cats, cheetahs hunt primarily during the day, relying on their acute vision.
Many conservation programs aim to maintain these instincts through enrichment activities that mimic hunting scenarios, ensuring that these cats retain their natural behaviors.