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Gisborne's Online Zoo - Cheetah

Welcome to the 'CHEETAH' page...




The cheetah is a big cat in the subfamily Felinae that inhabits most of Africa and parts of Iran. It is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx. The cheetah can run as fast as 109.4 to 120.7 km/h, faster than any other land animal. (Source: Wikipedia)

* Scientific name: Acinonyx jubatus
* Speed: 110 – 120 km/h (In Short Bursts, Running)
* Mass: 21 – 72 kg (Adult)
* Height: 90 cm (Adult, At Shoulder)
* Body length: 1.1 – 1.5 m (Adult, Head and body)
* Higher classification: Acinonyx
* Gestation period: 90 – 98 days

These Cheetah photos were taken during a visit to Australia Zoo. The Cheetah being one of the fastest animals on the planet...

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