Portrait of cheetah

The cheetah (pronounced /ˈtʃi-tə/) (Acinonyx jubatus), also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The only extant member of the genus Acinonyx, the cheetah was first described by Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber in 1775. The cheetah is characterised by a slender body, deep chest, spotted coat, a small rounded head, black tear-like streaks on the face, long thin legs and a long spotted tail. Its lightly built, slender form is in sharp contrast with the robust build of the other big cats. The cheetah reaches nearly 70 to 90 cm (28 to 35 in) at the shoulder, and weighs 21–72 kg (46–159 lb). Though taller than the leopard, it is notably smaller than the lion. Basically yellowish tan or rufous to greyish white, the coat is uniformly covered with nearly 2,000 solid black spots.

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Uploaded: Jun 17, 2016

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robii7

robii7

posted 1 month ago

nice

liv53

liv53

posted 1 month ago

Lethal beauty

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soncee.1

soncee.1

posted 1 month ago

beautiful

soncee.1

soncee.1

posted 1 month ago

beautiful

bethann31

bethann31

posted 1 month ago

Wonderful!

ljutosa

ljutosa

posted 1 year ago

******

ljutosa

ljutosa

posted 1 year ago

++++

lord_voldemort

lord_voldemort

posted 1 year ago

💙Cool and nice post....💙

zvezdan.cvetkovic

zvezdan.cvetkovic

posted 1 year ago

This is a great predator