Friday, March 21, 2008

Cheetah: General Stuff

The cheetah is a vulnerable member of the cat family.
It is a poor climber which hunts by speed and stealth.
It is the fastest of all land animals and can reach speeds between 112 km/h (70 mph) and 120 km/h (75 mph) in short bursts.
It can accelerate from 0 to 110 km/h (68 mph) in three seconds, faster than most supercars.
The word "cheetah" is derived from the Sanskrit word chitrakaya, meaning "variegated body".

1 comment:

frank.steffensen said...

Hi,

If you want more material on cheetahs, be sure to check out the Ree Park youtube channel. Ree Park - Ebeltoft Safari is a Danish safari park that specializes in cheetahs.

Find the videos here.

And visit the safari park website for more information - www.reepark.dk.