The hunt and fight or flight

Cheetahs are flight, not fight, animals. Therefore, we can work more hands on with them. Their emotions are not overly aggressive, which you would find with lions, tigers, and leopards. Cheetahs plan their hunt from afar. As they get started, they will decide whether they can catch their hunt. If not, they will quit before wearing themselves out.

  • Cheetahs do not hunt by force or surprise. When they get up close, they will use one sharp claw, their dew claw, to trip their prey. They then go for the throat, to suffocate the animal. This does not take long, seeing as most often the animal is quite out of breath from trying to outrun a cheetah.
  • Cheetahs are diurnal, they hunt during the day.
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