How Fast Can a Cheetah Run?
Amazingly, cheetahs can reach high speeds of 122 km/h (76 mph). However, this can only be maintained
for a brief sprint (1480 feet). Additionally, this speed is merely an estimate. The average speed of a
cheetah is about 40 mph (64 km/h), yet it may reach its peak speed very rapidly. The cheetah has a tiny skull, long,
skinny legs, and a flat rib cage. By doing this, wind resistance is reduced. Their legs are long and skinny,
yet they are strong. Cheetahs are 4 feet 11 inches long and may weigh 160 pounds.
Cheetah tails, which may grow to be 31 inches (80 cm) long, operate as a rudder to assist guide and steady the animal and increase its speed.
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