September 6, 2013

You Can’t Cheat A Cheetah

A new study found that these magnificent animals aren’t just fast, but they actually anticipate the escape tactics of their prey. Researchers found that cheetahs use prey-specific tactics that involve two phases – first is a rapid acceleration toward the prey and then second they mirror the turns and zigzags instigated by the prey. Researchers say they can out-agile the most agile, that “it is like a deadly tango between the hunter and the hunted.”

[ Read the Article: Cheetahs Aren’t Just Fast Hunters, They’re Also Adaptable ]

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