Close Shave!

Good day everyone… Over the weekend this female cheetah almost got the springbok but slipped close to the end! It chased it for a good hundred meters, and then lost tracking. Running at speeds between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) puts a great deal of strain on the cheetah’s body. When sprinting, the cheetah’s body temperature  becomes so high that it would be deadly to continue, this is why the cheetah is often seen resting after it has caught its prey. The cheetah kills its prey by tripping it during the chase, but in this instance, the cheetah slipped and the springbok got away! Enjoy and see you tomorrow!

 

 

 

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