The cheetah is the fastest land animal on Earth. Discover how its skeleton has evolved to make it ideally suited for speed.
- The cheetah's supple back bones and loose hip and shoulder joints allow it to run quickly.
- The cheetah's airways, heart, lungs, and large nostrils allow it to take in more oxygen.
- Cheetahs can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in just 3 seconds.
- Cheetahs are the fastest land animals.
Everything about the cheetah is designed to cope with extreme heat and speed.
Her backbones are so supple that her hind legs can reach forward on either side, covering maximum distance with each stride.
Loose hip and shoulder joints give her extended reach.
For more than half the time …
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