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    Cheetah Research Paper

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    The cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, is an animal that is well known for it’s speed. It’s characteristics are unique in comparison to other cats, like lions, leopards, and servals that inhabit the african continent. Each of the cats in Africa adapted to their own particular niches as environmental factors pushed them to different ecological climates than where their ancestors lived. This is part of the reason as to why the cheetah is remarkably different than other cats that live in Africa. Additionally

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    Earle E. Williams The cheetah Jesse Arreola Grade 7 Science May 11 2015 I am going to tell you some basic facts about the cheetah. The cheetah lives in Africa mostly in the bottom of Africa there is around 7,000 cheetahs there. The cheetah is a mammal which means they eat animals. The cheetah is a carnivore it means they eat animals such like gazelles; wildebeest calves, impalas, and smaller hooted in their habitat. The cheetah’s fur helps the cheetah camouflage which helps

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    Cheetahs are a part of the big cat family although they do not roar like the other cats, they purr. Cheetahs are slim with long skinny legs and a long tale heavy tail. They have a small round head on a long neck. Even though they have a pale yellow color they have a white belly. Their fur is covered in thousands of black spots. They have black lines that run down their face from the eyes to the corners of their mouth. These lines help reflect the sunlight. Nearly all wild cheetahs can be found roaming

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    The Beginning of the Big Cats

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    years ago. The cats began to evolve long before most of the other mammals were even recognizable as species. Big cats belong to two main subfamilies Pantherinae and Felinae. The Felinae’s are among some of the younger of the big cat groups appearing in Eurasia about ten million years ago. The slightly smaller big cats of the Felinae include cougars, cheetahs, lynxes, and ocelots. The Pantherinae which first appeared in Central Asia around sixteen millions years ago are among the oldest and largest

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    Evolution can be found among almost every type of creature, if not all living creatures. Indeed, there are many articles and research being done about evolution in sea organisms. Seeing as evolution is based on abilities to obtain food and shelter, the end results usually ended up with an animal or organism evolving to better obtain either of these. For example, the head of a dwarf seahorse was found to have evolved to better catch their prey, the copepod (Ornes, 2013). The shape of the head

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    the sand, Chinese mountain, jungle, and black-footed cats but the wildcat is much less complex than any of its relatives. Compared to the housecat species, the wildcat species is relatively larger, but is smaller than that of other members of the Felinae. A wildcat looks similar to a tabby housecat with longer legs which gives it a taller stance, and also has a larger, spherical head. The tail is long(usually longer that half that of the body), and its ears are a normal length, yet broad at the base

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    FELIS Nigripes

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    but, more likely in captivity. Not only are these cats becoming rare to find but, you will only encounter them during the night. Today there are only forty cats in the world and nineteen remain in the U.S. The Black Footed Cat comes from the genus Felinae and derives from the phylum Chordate but, is more specifically known as the Felis Nigripes. The Black Footed Cat is one of thirty seven species of wild cats and one of thirty of the smallest species of wild cats. The Black Footed cat; African Felis

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