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HOW FAST CAN A CHEETAH RUN?

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Cheetahs are the fastest land mammals, and catch their prey in high speed chases up to 103 km per hour (29 meters per second), over distances of hundreds of metres!

With an acceleration zero to 75 km/h in only 2 seconds the cheetah can still keep up with the fastest production cars. But unlike a car or a horse the cheetah can keep this speed only for about 400-800 meters. About half an hour he needs to recover after a sprint.


WHAT MAKES THE SUPER SPRINT POSSIBLE?

cheetah-sprintWith an average of about 90 km per hour the running cheetah covers an area of seven meters per step and that every 3,5 seconds!

hunting-cheetahTo be able to change direction quickly while hunting the long tail also plays an important role. It works like a rudder and helps to maintain balance.


LA GRANDE FINALE
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The cheetah has an average hunting success rate of around 50%-70%.