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The girls have to decide if the shot at superstardom is worth risking their cheetah sisterhood.
Even though the T. Rex couldn't outrun a cheetah, its enormous body and frightening roar would be no match for most humans.
The machine cheetah reaches speeds of 30 miles per hour.
Imageworks artists approached Venom (played by Topher Grace) as a savage predator whose behavior mirrored stalking animals like the cheetah.
Animal presentations: Have face-to-face contact with the park’s animal ambassadors, such as a cheetah, an alligator or a serval.
Their grazing area looks tantalizingly close to the cheetah enclosure.
Farmers often shoot them on sight, but the Van Vuurens’ team will fly in, dart the cheetah and relocate it to Naankuse.
There were giraffes, lemurs, monkeys, cheetahs, gazelles, antelope, and hyenas.
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A cheetah is a slender, long-legged cat that lives on the plains of Africa and in the Middle East, where it is threatened with extinction. It is the fastest land animal in the world over short distances and can reach a speed of 60 mph (100 kph). Its claws differ from those of other cats in being only partly retractable and lacking protective sheaths. Cheetahs purr rather than roar. Cheetahs grow to about 55 in. (140 cm) long, excluding the 29-31-in. (75-80-cm) tail, and weigh 110-130 lbs. (50-60 kg). Their coarse fur is sandy yellow above, white below, and covered with small black spots; a black streak runs down the face from the corner of each eye.
CHEETAH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cheetah for English Language Learners
: a large wild cat that lives in Asia and Africa and that can run very fast
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