Though the electric speeds of the cheetah are well-known, witnessing an adult cheetah in full flight is still one of the rarest and most exhilarating sights in Africa. Reaching speeds of up to 60mph, cheetahs are the fastest animals on land but can only maintain such speed for short distances. Their efficiency in the hunt is therefore of the utmost importance to ensure that their massive expenditure of energy is not wasted.
In this fascinating clip from the BBC, shot in Botswana, young cheetah clubs learn the ropes from their adult mother and assist in bringing down a Thompson’s Gazelle (itself no slouch).
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