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The cheetah

Born to be admired and photographed the Leopard without question is the most elegant, most beautiful of the cat-like ones. Always difficult to flush out, to photograph even more under good conditions of light, this discrete animal reveals us her beautiful dress with our glance. The time of a too short moment, magic moment another rare phenomenon, in the process of disappearance, of an amenity, a perception, and a direction of the single observation. The sight of the guépard is excellent, its very fine hearing and its developed sense of smell. Before hunting, it épie top of a termitière, a rock or a tree, then he approaches the victim, traverses the last hundred meters with the race, on 500 meters to the maximum with 80 km/h with points up to 110 km/h. The social behavior of the guépards is different from that of the other predatory ones. The guépards have as a practice to lick the face mutually. One thinks that this attitude of for objective to reinforce the bonds within the group (often family). It also appears that one of the individuals of a group plays the role of " leader ". This east role seems it always held by a male from which one of the principal spots is to protect the other members from the group. Thus it spends the hours to observe since a monticule while the others await and make the nap. Today, it is not counted any more that 12000 guépards in freedom from the world and the point of view are unfavorable. The lions make the life lasts with the guépards. In Serengeti, some 70 % of guépardeaux are the victims of the lions, and each twentieth only reached maturity. And even the adult guépards must often yield their prey hard acquired to the lions, leopards and other hyenes are always famished.

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