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Mammalthon 2: Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

Posted on May 8, 2008 by in Carnivores, Mammalthons | 2 comments

Acinonyx jubatus

Here is a cheetah for my tía Yansci, who can go nearly as fast as one on her four-wheeler. We’ve lost about 90 percent of our cheetahs over the last century. And did you know that lions and hyenas prey on cheetah cubs?

2 Comments

  1. Wow! This one turned out GREAT!

    You can FEEL the intensity of the cheetah’s stare as he’s slowly stalking his prey. Look at the shoulders — you can see those slow, long strides he takes while sneaking up on his victim, just before he pounces!

    This one’s a real winner, Jennifer! Nicely done!

  2. Thank you, Ted! Those are the nicest compliments!

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