Cheetah... The fastest animal on the Earth, can run with speed about 100 киллометров at one o'clock... It is known by many, and what you know about cheetahs?
Color of a wool of a cheetah varies from faintly yellow up to golden color, with the small round black specks scattered on all wool, except for the white end of a long tail, and the tail where a stain merge in rings.
Black lines so-called « tears of a cheetah » going from corners of eyes to a nose give a cheetah his(its) characteristic sad sight. These lines are one of the basic distinctive attributes of a cheetah.
Muzzle of a cheetah short, ears small and round.
The body of the fastest animal on the ground, as if is constructed for speed - rather small head, the long legs, the tail bent by an oval which serves simultaneously as a rudder and balancing, back legs which are longer than lobbies, both slightly concave back, and claws which serve as similarity of thorns on кроссовках, helping a cheetah to create the best contact to a ground. Claws at a cheetah are seen, as well as at dogs, but involved only in part, or not involved absolutely. Doing(making) a cheetah similar to a dog it is other features weak a jaw, small canines, a rigid sole of paws which creates difficulties for cheetahs at лазании on trees and high jumps. Forepaws of a cheetah have five fingers, and back four. Eyes of a cheetah big, basically медно brown color, but shades can vary at different animals. Average weight of a cheetah of 35-60 kg, length of 1,12-2,2 meters, it is long a tail 65 - 80 centimeters, height in холке on the average 75-90 centimeters.
Now cheetahs most soon can be seen in zoos, or in one of National parks of Africa.
Approximately hundred more years back could be seen cheetahs in territory almost all Africa, in territory of Arabian peninsula, in Iran, Pakistan, India, and also in Central Asia. Now the population of cheetahs in these territories almost or is completely destroyed. As against the leopard the cheetah can not live mountain and wood areas. Open spaces where it(he) can pursue extraction are necessary for it(him). In Africa the cheetah can be met almost in all national parks, it is especial in areas of savanna.
Cheetahs are most active in the early morning and in before evening time when the sun yet so is strong печет. It is usually possible to see mother with children as family group, and adults " fathers of families " on the single or groups.
As well as all predators, a cheetah eats meat, but only meat only the caught animal. To favourite extraction of a cheetah it is possible to attribute(relate) the animal small sizes, it is especial antelopes, but also birds and rodents. Cases are known also, that the cheetah can hunt on such birds as an ostrich. The highest speeds from which the cheetah can run makes from 90 up to 112 kilometers at one o'clock, but only on short distances. Especially it is necessary to note, that the cheetah can gain momentum for two seconds approximately in 70 kilometers at one o'clock, such speed for this time can develop each sports automobile is far from being.
Cheetah this unique on the structure and behaviour an animal who rather strongly differs from the cat's brothers. The closest relative of a cheetah, from cat's our planet, is the American puma