Cheetah Fact Sheet

Cheetah Fact Sheet - Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatis)...

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Cheetah  (Acinonyx jubatis) Description:  The sleek cheetah has many adaptations that help make it the world's fastest  land animal. It has a lean body, with a small head and long legs. Its nonretractable claws  give it a strong grip on the ground. Its body is about four feet long, not including its tail,  which can reach three feet. It stands over three feet tall at the shoulder and weighs 75 to  125 pounds. The cheetah's top speed ranges from 55 to 70 miles per hour, but only for a  maximum of 400 yards. Its face is marked with dark lines that run from the inside corners  of its eyes to the outside corners of its mouth, while its coat is yellowish-grey with pale  black spots. Range:  Cheetahs are found in many countries of eastern and southern Africa, with large  populations in the Etosha region in Namibia and the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania. A 
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AVS 325 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '07 term at Rhode Island.

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Cheetah Fact Sheet - Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatis)...

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