A Summary On The Children ' Cheetah '

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Cheetah
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article is about the animal. For other uses, see Cheetah (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Leopard.
Cheetah[1]
Temporal range: Late Pliocene to Recent
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A South African cheetah (A. jubatus jubatus)
Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN 3.1)[2]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Acinonyx
Species: A. jubatus
Binomial name
Acinonyx jubatus
(Schreber, 1775)
Subspecies
A. j. jubatus
A. j. raineyii
A. j. soemmeringii
A. j. hecki
A. j. venaticus

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The range of the cheetah
The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large feline (family Felidae, subfamily Felinae) inhabiting most of Africa and parts of Iran. It is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx. The cheetah can run faster than any other land animal— as fast as 110 to 120 km/h (68 to 75 mph)[3][4][5][6][7][8] in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 96 km/h (60 mph) in three seconds.[9]

The cheetah is a unique felid, with its closest living relatives being the puma and jaguarundi of the Americas. This cat is notable for modifications in the species ' paws, being one of the few felids with only semi-retractable claws.[10]

Its main hunting strategy is to trip swift prey such as various antelope species and hares with their dewclaw. Almost every facet of the cheetah 's…
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