CHEETAH FASTEST ANIMAL ON EARTH.

July 24, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

The fastest animal on land is the cheetah cheetahs can get up to approximately 75 miles per hour interestingly.Oct 28, 2019.

Cheetah :

The cheetah is a large cat native to Africa and central Iran. It is the fastest land animal, capable of running at 80 to 128 km/h, and as such has several adaptations for speed, including a light build, long thin legs and a long tail.

Speed: 93 km/h (Maximum, In Short Bursts, Running)Mass: 21 – 72 kg (Adult)Scientific name: Acinonyx jubatusFamilyFelidaeConservation status: Vulnerable (Population decreasing) Encyclopedia of LifeClass: Mammalia.

What are 3 interesting facts about cheetahs :

The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. They can run as fast as a car on the interstate—up to 70 mph. And they can reach that speed in just 3 seconds!

What eats a cheetah :

What eats a cheetah?Answer and Explanation: Lions, hyenas, leopards, and eagles are all predators that try to eat baby cheetahs, who cannot run as fast or protect themselves like full grown.

SubspeciesDetailsImage
Southeast African cheetah (A. j. jubatus) (Schreber, 1775), syn. A. j. raineyi Heller, 1913This is the nominate subspecies It genetically diverged from the Asiatic cheetah 67,000–32,000 years ago. As of 2016, the largest population of nearly 4,000 individuals is sparsely distributed in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.
Asiatic cheetah (A. j. venaticusGriffith, 1821This subspecies is confined to central Iran, and is the only surviving cheetah population in Asia. As of 2016, only 43 individuals were estimated to survive in three subpopulations scattered in Iran’s central plateau. It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
Northeast African cheetah (A. j. soemmeringiiFitzinger, 1855This subspecies occurs in the northern Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia and South Sudan in small and heavily fragmented populations; in 2016, the largest population of 238 individuals occurred in the northern CAR and southeastern Chad. It diverged genetically from the southeast African cheetah 72,000–16,000 years ago.
Northwest African cheetah (A. j. heckiHilzheimer, 1913This subspecies occurs in Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. In 2016, the largest population of 191 individuals occurred in Adrar des Ifoghas, Ahaggar and Tassili n’Ajjer in south-central Algeria and northeastern Mali. It is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Phylogeny and evolution

   Lynx lineageLynx    Puma lineageAcinonyxAcinonyx jubatus 
(Cheetah)  PumaPuma concolor 
(Cougar) Herpailurus Herpailurus yagouaroundi 
(Jaguarundi)     Domestic cat lineageFelis Leopard cat lineage Otocolobus  Prionailurus      
The Puma lineage of the family Felidae, depicted along with closely related genera

King cheetah

King cheetah. Note the distinctive coat pattern.

The king cheetah is a variety of cheetah with a rare mutation for cream-coloured fur marked with large, blotchy spots and three dark, wide stripes extending from the neck to the tail. Natives knew the animal as nsuifisi, believing it to be a cross between a leopard and a hyena. In 1926 Major A. Cooper wrote about a cheetah-like animal he had shot near modern-day Harare, with fur as thick as that of a snow leopard and spots that merged to form stripes. He suggested it could be a cross between a leopard and a cheetah. As more such individuals were observed it was seen that they had non-retractable claws like the cheetah.

A sprinting cheetah

The lightly built, streamlined, agile body of the cheetah makes it an efficient sprinter.

Skeleton of a cheetah

Cheetah skeleton. Note the nearly triangular skull, the deep chest and long limbs.

Forepaws of a cheetah featuring blunt claws and the sharp, curved dewclaw

The blunt claws and the sharp, curved dewclaw

In Asia :

Jairam Ramesh at the Cheetah Outreach Centre near Cape Town in 2010, during his visit to discuss cheetah translocation from South Africa to India

In 2001 the Iranian government collaborated with the CCF, the IUCN, Panthera CorporationUNDP and the Wildlife Conservation Society on the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) to protect the natural habitat of the Asiatic cheetah and its prey. In 2004, the Iranian Centre for Sustainable Development (CENESTA) conducted an international workshop to discuss conservation plans with local stakeholders.