This activity is one of the topics in our English class we encountered. Identifying fact and opinion. Cheetah is the animal I researched about. I find cheetahs interesting. For me, they are one of a kind. It’s physical characteristics are unique, really! So this is how it goes.
Facts about Cheetahs. Cheetah it’s name is derived from a Hindu word “Chita” which means ‘the spotted one’. Different spot patterns in the Cheetah’s coat makes each one unique. The color of their fur helps them to blend into tall grasses, making them difficult to locate in the wild.
Cheetahs are the only big cat that cannot roar. Instead it gently purrs and even makes sounds similar to chirping to communicate with others. Cheetahs are the world fastest land animal. They can reach a top speed of around 113 km per hour. In the wild, Cheetahs may only need to drink once every three to four days because they get fluid from their food.
A Cheetah has an amazing eyesight during the day and can spot prey from 5 km away. Cheetahs knock their prey to the ground and kill with a suffocating bite to the neck. They hunt for food in the open and attack quickly with speed, instead of stalking their prey like lions and tigers.
Powerful back legs and large muscles gives the Cheetah an amazing running power. Cheetahs long tail is used for balance and to help steering when making fast turns. Their flexible spine allows legs to reach far long strides.
The Cheetahs long association with humans dates as far back 3000 BC to the Sumerians. Cheetahs were known to be hunting pets of Mongol rulers.
We can also say that Cheetahs can be part of the earliest civilizations in the world. They are also part of the big cat family but with the most interesting and the best clowder compared to the others.