Animal world : South African Cheetah

The South African Cheetah live mainly in the lowland areas and desert in South Africa. It was first described by the German zoologist Johan Christian Daniel Von Schreber under the trinomen Felis jubatus jubatus in the Dutch Cape Colony in 1775. An adult male can reach up from 168 to 200cm and females are 162 to 213cm. It has bright yellow or a sometimes golden coat. Male cheetahs are live in a group of other male but females are not. It is a carnivorous mammal. About 90 to 95% of the South African Cheetahs live on Namibian farmlands so it also known as Namibian cheetah.

Scientific classification

Kingdom : Animalia

Phylum : Chordata

Class : Mammalia

Order : Carnivora

Family : Felidae

Genus : Acinonyx

Species : A.jubatus

Subspecies : A.j.jubatus

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