Cheetah | Acinonyx jubatus
The fastest land animal! The cheetah is famous for its enormous speed, which can be reached within a few seconds: 90-110 km/h is an easy task for this beautiful animal! However, the cheetah can hold this speed only a few meters long and must thus focus on his prey quite accurately during his sprint. His potential prey, usually an antelope, only has a chance if the distance is big enough. The cheetah has trained its body for this rapid and short hunt: He has non-retractable claws and is thus equipped for high speeds. Also striking is its black streak from the eyes to the snout.