Did you know: Cheetahs

Everybody knows that Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world but what else can we learn about Cheetahs? Take a look at some of the amazing facts we’ve gathered below.

  • Unlike other big cats, cheetahs cannot roar. However, they can purr on both inhale and exhale, like domestic cats!
  • When running, cheetahs use their tail to steer, like a rudder for a boat.
  • Cheetahs make distinct facial expressions to signal their mood.
  • Cheetahs are the only big cat that can turn in mid-air while sprinting.
  • A cheetah has amazing eyesight during the day and can spot prey from 5 km away.With their light body weight and blunt claws, cheetahs are not well designed to protect themselves or their prey. When a larger or more aggressive animal approaches a cheetah in the wild, it will give up its catch to avoid a fight.

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