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2008-08-18 00:00:25

By Mike Hughes The good news about stardom is that it can take you to new heights. The bad news? Sometimes, those heights are atop a moving elephant. "I was so petrified," Adrienne Bailon said. "That elephant was just gi-normous." That was for the Disney Channel's "The Cheetah Girls: One World," which dares to go against the final weekend of the Olympics. The movie was filmed mostly in India, incorporating local flavor. That explains why the three Cheetahs were atop Ramu, 73, who got...

2008-08-11 15:01:17

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Girl Scouts of USA spent a day on location in Mumbai, India with actresses Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, Sabrina Bryan and Deepti Daryanani, stars of "The Cheetah Girls One World," as part of a joint initiative between Disney Channel, the #1 cable channel in primetime for kids age 6-14, and Girl Scouts, the preeminent organization for girls age 5-17, to celebrate community service, leadership, diversity and friendship. Highlights from...

2008-07-31 09:01:16

Cheetah Oil and Gas Ltd. (OTCBB: COGL) (the "Company") is pleased to announce change of Management. Effective July 29, 2008 Robert McAllister became President and Chief Executive Officer and Georgina Martin currently a director was appointed Chief Financial Officer. Isaac Moss President and director and directors David Martin, Ian McKinnon and Dean Swanberg have all resigned to pursue other business interests. Mr. McAllister stated, "I am excited about working with all the stake holders...

2008-07-31 06:00:40

The Cheetah Girls are having what their fans would call a Cheetahlicious year. The actresses -- Sabrina Bryan, Adrienne Bailon and Kiely Williams -- spent about three months in India earlier this year filming their third adventure, "The Cheetah Girls: One World." The movie debuts on the Disney Channel on Aug. 22. This month, they're doing loads of publicity to focus on the movie. We caught up with the busy trio to hear about their impressions of India. Here's what they shared. The girls...

2008-06-20 06:00:23

By Matt Campbell, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 20--Big cats in zoos tend to just lounge around, looking bored. But spots became blurs Thursday as three cheetahs at the Kansas City Zoo raced after their prey. The zoo installed a motorized rope and pulley device that pulls a light-colored rag at high speed at grass level through the cheetahs' exhibit. Like housecats drawn to a mouse on a string, the world's fastest land animals were quick to the chase. In seconds they reached the limits...

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2008-06-19 12:50:00

Despite tensions between their governments, wildlife experts from Iran and the West are collaborating to save endangered Asiatic cheetahs from extinction in the rugged, mountainous region of central Iran. The country is thought to host the only 60 - 100 Asiatic cheetahs that remain in the wild. The animals inhabit the unforgiving terrain of jagged peaks, gorges and arid plains in the Kuh-e Bafgh protected area in central Iran's Yazd province. Conservation groups from Britain and the U.S. are...

2008-05-29 15:00:27

PROVIDENCE -- One of Roger Williams Park Zoo's most popular residents was euthanized earlier this week after a long bout with arthritis, according to spokeswoman Laura Dunn. Togo the cheetah, who was just three weeks shy of his 16th birthday, had lived a long life -- longer than most cheetahs, which live an average of 8 to 12 years in the wild, and a few years longer in captivity. He was, Dunn said, one of the oldest surviving of his kind in North America. Togo came to the zoo as a...

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2008-02-11 09:10:00

This Valentine's Day, Cupid won't be making a stop at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Unlike the spontaneous attraction that most humans equate with love and romance, mating and dating at the National Zoo is planned, strategic and science-based -- quite an unromantic encounter. Successful breeding is often much more complicated than putting a male and female together and expecting nature to take its course. Animals in captivity need to be managed carefully to ensure the most genetically...

2006-08-28 23:36:44

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "The Cheetah Girls 2" is off and running at Disney Channel, where the original cable TV movie amassed 7.8 million total viewers Friday -- more than any program on TV that day. "Cheetah" even blazed past the debut of Disney's "High School Musical," the pop-culture phenomenon that drew 7.7 million viewers in January. While it's the highest-rated original movie on the network in total viewers, it fell short of breaking the mark...

2006-08-20 17:03:05

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Disney Channel plans to welcome Spanish-speaking and Latino children to its audience as never before when it runs a Spanish-language version, with English subtitles, of its upcoming music-and-dance movie "The Cheetah Girls 2" during prime time. The children's cable network -- enjoying its highest ratings ever this year from the popularity of original movies such as "High School Musical" and series like "Hannah Montana" -- plans a big...


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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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.