„Young cheetah stalks behind its mother on a hunt, Kgalagadi ...“

from the gallery of Danita Delimont
Description:

The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is an atypical member of the cat family (Felidae) that is unique in its speed, while lacking climbing abilities
Therefore it is placed in its own genus, Acinonyx
It is the fastest land animal, reaching speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph)[3] in short bursts covering distances up to 460 m (1,500 ft)

Credit as: Gallo Images / DanitaDelimont.com

Picture ID: 6aefcae

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