Friday Felid #1

Last year saw me present a mustelid every Monday. This year, I'm going to feature a member of the Felidae every Friday. In so doing, I will follow the taxonomy given in Wilson & Reeder's Mammal Species of the World.


Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus Schreber 1775

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A cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) photographed at the National Zoo. .
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One member of a three-cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) coalition at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Oh, boy! Another LOL Catz site!

Cheetah sez: I AM smiling!