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Video of A Cheetah Giving Birth to Four Cubs

As early as in 1900, there were more than 100,000 cheetahs living in Africa and some parts of Asia, but now the figure has cut down to nearly 10,000 all over the world. The main reason for such decrease is habitat destruction and poaching, which is the continuous threat to […]

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Cheetahs are regarded to be the absolutely fastest land animals in the world. However compared with the size of its body, a small mite native to Southern Californian is much faster than cheetahs.  Image credit: Joachim Huber via Wikimedia Commons.

Small Mite, the World’s Fastest Land Animal, Size-For-Size

This is one fast invertebrate. Cheetahs are regarded to be the absolutely fastest land animals in the world. However compared with the size of its body, a small mite native to Southern Californian is much faster than cheetahs. Known as Paratarsotomus macropalpis, the mite can travel 322 body lengths in a […]

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Study Suggests New Insight into How Cheetahs Hunt Their Prey

Study Suggests New Insight into How Cheetahs Hunt Their Prey

This image demonstrates a cheetah photographed during the Queen’s University Belfast-led research, which offers new insight on animals’ hunting tactics. It can be seen that the cheetah has an accelerometer deployed on its neck. *Image source: Johnny Wilson. This study, published recently in the Royal Society Journal Biology Letters, was […]

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