Cheetahs rely more on their vision to spot and track prey than other predators. They often seek out high spots like termite mounds or tree limbs from which to survey their surroundings. Cheetahs can see detail to a distance of 3 miles.
They’re lightning quick poachers – small aerodynamic head, long slender body, oversized respiratory system; lean, highly concentrated fast – twitch muscle groups. Not for long distances, but short bursts of blurring velocity; down to the black glare – reducing stripes under their eyes. This is natures speed machine.
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