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2012-05-04 23:01:38

Africam.com succesfully broadcasted the LIVE birth of 3 cheetah cubs on the internet Wednesday night. This was the official launch of a new channel which plans to document the lives of the cubs from birth to their hopeful re-introduction into the wild. http://www.africam.com Hoedspruit, South Africa (PRWEB) May 04, 2012 The threatened big cats were new additions to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) which has been at the forefront of cheetah conservation for over 20 years. The...

Eye Size Determined By Maximum Running Speed In Mammals
2012-05-02 10:19:28

Image Credit: Photos.com ___ Maximum running speed is the most important variable influencing mammalian eye size other than body size, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. Species with larger eyes usually have higher visual acuity, says Chris Kirk, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology. But what are the ecological factors that cause some mammals to develop larger eyes than others? "If you can think of mammals that are fast like a cheetah...

DARPA Robot Sets Land Speed Record
2012-03-06 05:30:05

[ Watch the Video ] DARPA released a video on Monday of its Boston Dynamics-built robot setting a new land speed record for legged robots at 18-miles-per-hour. In the video, the "Cheetah" robot is galloping at speeds of up to 18 mph, breaking the previous legged robot land speed record of 13.1 mph in 1989. DARPA said the robot's movements are patterned after cheetahs, increasing its stride and running speed by flexing and un-flexing its back on each step. They told Popsci they see...

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2011-10-29 07:12:22

Big cats such as lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs could be facing extinction within the next two decades, leading conservation groups to call for increased efforts to save them, USA Today's Dan Vergano reported in a Friday articles. "The populations of lions, leopards, cheetahs and especially tigers have been decimated in the past half-century," Vergano said, adding that leading scientists report that tigers "have become so rare that lions have become their soup-bone substitutes,...

2011-10-26 07:00:00

Cheetah has announced the availability of the Cheetah Operations Simulator, a powerful too for analyzing the impact of operational changes on performance. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Cheetah Software Systems, Inc., a cloud-based transportation logistics solutions provider, has announced the availability of the Cheetah Operations Simulator, a powerful tool for analyzing the impact of operational changes, monitoring performance, and identifying opportunities to dramatically...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

New mobile app offers a data-rich and intuitive interface providing enhanced access to information and improved efficiency and productivity. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 Cheetah Software Systems, Inc., a cloud-based transportation logistics solutions provider, has announced the availability of the next generation of Cheetah Mobile, currently for the Android platform, which offers a data-rich and intuitive interface that provides enhanced access to information and improves...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

Ron DeArmond, course instructor for the Feline Conservation Federation teaches the Wildlife Conservation Educators Course to empower the next generation of conservation educators, and also, to present information and new ideas to help those already engaged in wildlife education. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 The Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) is conducting the next Wildlife Conservation Educatorâs Course on Saturday, November 5, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the...

2011-07-28 08:08:00

ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PGAV Destinations, a global leader in the planning and design of entertainment and cultural destinations, is pleased to announce that its Cheetah Hunt project has opened as the newest mega-attraction at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110728/CG42814) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101209/CG15121LOGO-b) Florida's first triple-launch coaster, the Cheetah Hunt uses state-of-the-art technology to...

2011-07-13 07:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Technologies LP has released V-Factor(TM) 2.6 for its Source Monitor(TM) product family. V-Factor Source Monitor is the premier video performance monitoring solution within broadband communications and video network applications. The 2.6 release advances Cheetah's capabilities to provide a meaningful and statistically relevant MOS (mean opinion score) grade for video streams. Most solutions in the Industry provide either a projected...


Latest Cheetah Reference Libraries

Giant Cheetah, Acinonyx pardinensis
2012-10-27 17:25:42

The giant cheetah (Acinonyx pardinensis) is an extinct species of cat that is the closest relative of the modern cheetah. This species could be found in Europe during the early and middle years of the Pleistocene. Its range included Germany, France, India, and China, and it shared this range with leopards and jaguars. It is thought that competition with these smaller cats may have caused the giant cheetah’s extinction. The giant cheetah is thought to have been twice the size of modern...

Acinonyx Kurteni
2012-10-27 17:20:10

Acinonyx kurteni is an extinct, carnivorous species classified in the Felidae family. This cat was native to Asia in the Late Pliocene, around 2.5 million years ago. It was first described in 2008, and is the most primitive species of cheetah known. Its discovery defends the modern cheetah’s Old World origin. There are some differences between the two species, but these are mainly in the mouth area. Since its classification and formal description, some have asserted that the Acinonyx...

Thomson’s Gazelle, Eudorcas thomsonii
2012-06-17 19:56:59

Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is also known as a “tommie” and is one of the most well-known gazelle species. Named after Joseph Thomson, Thomson’s gazelle is native to Africa where it is the most commonly found gazelle. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle, and was previously in the genus Gazella, in the subgenus Eudorcas. Eudorcas eventually became a distinct genus, classifying some species of gazelle within their own genus. Thomson’s...

Grant’s Gazelle, Nanger granti
2012-06-15 12:08:26

Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti) is native to Africa. Its northern range of Tanzania extends south to Ethiopia and the Sudan, and from the coast of Kenya to Lake Victoria. It prefers habitats within shrub lands and grass plains, but can also be found in regions that are more arid. In Swahili, Grant’s gazelle is called Swala Granti. It was placed within the Nanger subgenus of the genus Gazella, before Nanger became a separate genus. Grant’s gazelle holds five recognized subspecies. The...

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2007-01-19 19:19:34

The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) is a rare critically endangered subspecies of the cheetah found primarily in Iran. It is an atypical member of the cat family (Felidae) that hunts by speed rather than by stealth or pack tactics. It lives in a vast fragmented desert and although recently extinct in India it is also known as the Indian cheetah. It is the fastest of all land animals and can reach speeds of up to 70 mph (112 km/h). The cheetah is well known for its amazing...

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