The fastest land animal in the world: Cheetah

 

Swahili name: Duma

Scientific name: Acinonyx jubatus

Speed: 68 – 75 mph (In Short Bursts, Running)

Trophic level: Carnivorous

Mass: 46 – 160 lbs (Adult)

Conservation status: Vulnerable (Population decreasing)

Height: 3 ft. (Adult, At Shoulder)

Did you know :
When cheetahs are running, they use their tails to help them steer and turn in the direction they want to go, like the rudder of a boat.Unlike other big cats, cheetahs cannot roar. However, they can purr on both inhale and exhale, like domestic cats!

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