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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