Director’s Cut of Cheetahs

December 13, 2012

By Koseli. Zoo Animals print by Laura Gee.

Cheetahs are the fastest runners on the planet. The National Geographic recently captured this cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo running 60+ miles per hour. The footage is the result of a Hollywood action film crew capturing five different cheetahs over several days. While watching the Director’s cut below, I could not believe just how much time the cheetah is literally suspended in the air while running. It’s incredible!

P.S. — Reminds me a little of watching Usain Bolt break the world record in London and become the world’s fastest man.

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1 susan December 13, 2012 at 7:18 am

I live in Cincinnati and have seen that cheetah run. During the summer you can watch 2 cheetahs run at the Cincinnati Zoo and they are truly amazing.

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2 Koseli Cummings December 13, 2012 at 7:46 am

That is so cool, Susan!

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3 Mills December 13, 2012 at 8:58 am

Wow. I can’t believe how little the cheetah’s head moves while running, such incredible efficiency in motion. What beautiful creatures! Thanks for sharing this!

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4 Heidi December 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Are those guys walking around with the Cheetah after it’s run?

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