Did you know?
* Cheetahs can run nearly twice as fast as racehorses.
* The animal’s feet are in contact with the ground for less than half the time they are running.
* When running, cheetahs use their tail to steer, like a rudder for a boat, and they are the only big cats that can turn in mid-air while sprinting.
* Cheetahs do not roar like lions, but have a range of other meaningful vocalisations such as purring, growling and a variety of contact calls which resemble bird-like chirping sounds.
* Cheetahs make distinct facial expressions to signal their mood.
* Cheetahs are the only cats with black tear marks on their faces. Scientists think these might act as sun protection, like football players painting black marks under their eyes.
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