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cheetah

Page history last edited by wikiuser0014 11 years, 7 months ago

The Cheetah    

 

                                                        

Hey all you cheetah lovers! Check out some of these fun facts and tips on your favorite animal!

                                                                                                                                

 

  • Cheetah is the main name for this animal
  • The class is Mammalia
  • Acinonyx jubatus is the Scientific Genus
  • The species is a cat

 

  • Grasslands and Savannahs are where you would usually find a cheetah
  • India, Iran, Namibia (Asia and Africa) are the countries where they live

 

 

 

                                         Africa and a little part of Asia

 

FUN FACT

To survive in this environment the cheetah has speed to run away from predators, and to chase their prey.

 

Description

  • Length: 45 to 53 inches
  • Height: 35 inches
  • Weight: 88 to 140 pounds

 

Cheetahs have hair with splotches of blackish brown spots. The cubs are fuzzy, with white hair on top, grey hair on top, and light colored spots. Females are tan with black spots. Males are slightly bigger than femalses, and  have a bigger head. Cheetahs are Endothermic. (Warm blooded)

 

  • Name of young: Cubs
  • Name of group: Coalition (mainly on their own, and only males in a group)
  •  Two related species: lions, puma (any type of cat)

 

 

Dinner time!

  • Type of eater: Carnivore
  •  It eats zebras, hares, gazelles (mostly mammals)

 

FOOD CHAIN

 

 

 

 

Cheetahs stalk their prey until they get close enough, then they chase it at a 65-70 mph sprint. It lasts around 20 seconds. It preys upon small antelopes, birds, hares, and warthogs. When it is young, hyenas, lions, large birds, jackals, and humans eat it.

 

The cheetahs type of defense is it's spots for camoflage, speed, slim body, large chest cavity, and instead of taking off, like a bird, it will fight it's prey or predator.

 

A sybiotic relationship with another organism in it's ecosystem is a Toxascaris leonina(ascarid). It is a parasite, so the symbiotic relationship is a parasitism.

 

Thre cheetahs form of communication is body language and growling.

 

FUN FACT cats can see in color on the dark, and have sensitive whiskers for nighttime hunting.

 

  • cheetahs are usually alone, except when mothers are still raising their own.
  • cheetahs are endangered, their habitat is being destroyedby humans, and pochers keep shooting them.

 

 

SOURCES

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cheetah

 

http://www.colchester-zoo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=research.detail&id=3

 

The Fast Facts Encyclopedia of Animals and Nature

 Copper Beech Books, 2000, pg. 161

 

Comments (6)

wikiuser0009 said

at 8:09 pm on Nov 24, 2008

nice job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A.G (not Anna)

wikiuser0014 said

at 10:46 am on Nov 25, 2008

thanks

wikiuser0022 said

at 8:24 pm on Nov 30, 2008

interesting......... annie likey

wikiuser0019 said

at 7:03 pm on Dec 1, 2008

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lm

wikiuser0032 said

at 4:26 pm on Dec 2, 2008

SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~Maggie

wikiuser0044 said

at 7:50 pm on Dec 5, 2008

Cool site
~AS

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