Complete and utter focus.. there’s nothing quite like watching a cheetah stalk it’s prey.
With several incredible adaptations that enable cheetahs to push the boundaries of possibility, they are masters of stealth, speed and agility. The cheetah is engineered for speed, with their aerodynamic body frame, lightweight skeleton, flexible spine, large heart and superior respiratory system.
These adaptations mean that they are much smaller and weaker than Africa’s other big cats. As a result, cheetahs are mainly active during the day, travelling and hunting when the sun is up to avoid coming into contact, and competing, with lions and leopards who are most active at night.
Cheetahs also have to be clever; their small size and lightweight skeleton means that they can’t rely on brute strength to bring down their prey. Instead, they try to trip the animal up so they can close their jaws around its throat and suffocate it to death.
Despite their incredible adaptations, the success rate of cheetah hunts is approximately 50%. This young girl unfortunately didn’t catch the prey she was hunting, but nevertheless, it was incredible to watch such a dynamic cat in action.
20% of profits from the sale of this print will be donated to the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Please click here to find out more.
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