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Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)- Data, Pictures & Videos

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Cheetah, Acinonyx Jubatus
This is a thread where you can post all information, videos and pictures of cheetahs. 


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Okavango Cheetahs, the biggest cheetahs in the world

Some time ago I came accross these impressive looking cheethas from Okavang, I found measurements done on them, and the results are impressive. One of the males from this project is acctually a record breaker! Here are som pictures and results from the project done by cheetah conservation botswana. 


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Here are the results so far in this project, The New group is the botswana cheethas, the old group is cheethas from Serengeti, Masai Mara, etc. The size difference is pretty big, the Okavango Cheethas were on average 20 kgs heavier, 5-7 cm taller and 17 cm longer. The smallest cheetah from this project was impressivly a little above 54 kgs, which is almost the size of a max cheetah in The Mara.  And the biggest one was impressiv 72 kgs, what is thought to be the biggest wild cheetah ever recorded. 

This is one of the biggest cheethas from the project Legolas, he weighed 71 kgs, and had an imense chestgirth of 101 cm (I Thought it  would be 80-85 cm tops!) 


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He even broke a trap that was designed to hold animals of up to 60kgs. Legolas is in mabye the greatest cheetah coalition in Africa, The Lord of the Rings coalition of Botswana, where all the cheetahs are above 60 kgs, (One out of four is not weighed yet, but by looking at the photos of him compared to the other cheetahs that has been weighed, it woulden`t surprise me if he was over 60 kgs too) 

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And here some of the other impressive cheethas they`ve caught

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This is Basher, he weighed an impressive 68,5 kgs. 


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Another Cheetah that I coulden`t find the measurements on. 

 

 
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Not much difference between cheetah and leopard weight.

Its hard to find a lot of info on Cheetah weight though, I dont see very much. I would assume that leopards are probably slightly larger at maximums but it seems they are relatively close just built completely different.
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Hey Pantherinae, great thread! A lot of fantastic info! :-)

Here is some other info on cheetah weights from botswana 


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Nice work @Pantherinae , But I think it should not be in Big Cat forum, I leave it to other moderators to decide,
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(02-06-2015, 05:07 AM)'Pantherinae' Wrote: Okavango Cheetahs, the biggest cheetahs in the world

Some time ago I came accross these impressive looking cheethas from Okavang, I found measurements done on them, and the results are impressive. One of the males from this project is acctually a record breaker! Here are som pictures and results from the project done by cheetah conservation botswana. 


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Here are the results so far in this project, The New group is the botswana cheethas, the old group is cheethas from Serengeti, Masai Mara, etc. The size difference is pretty big, the Okavango Cheethas were on average 20 kgs heavier, 5-7 cm taller and 17 cm longer. The smallest cheetah from this project was impressivly a little above 54 kgs, which is almost the size of a max cheetah in The Mara.  And the biggest one was impressiv 72 kgs, what is thought to be the biggest wild cheetah ever recorded. 


 

 



Hi Pantherinae Nice info.
Regarding the weight, height and length difference you mentioned, as per the table the old group consisted of both males and females (34 males and 23 females) and the new group consisted of only males (7 males).
I think that was the reason for that large difference in size.
 
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Legolas is the biggest cheetah on record. All of these big ones were captured on farmland I believe? So what are the possibilities of them stocking up on easy livestock hence their incredible weight?
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'Richardrli dateline='' Wrote: Legolas is the biggest cheetah on record. All of these big ones were captured on farmland I believe? So what are the possibilities of them stocking up on easy livestock hence their incredible weight?

 
Still look at The framing! Aswell as they do not look fat at all! 


 
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Pantherinae, where did you get the chest girth (101cm) for Legolas? Also, it's likely they were baited?
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(02-06-2015, 03:05 PM)'Apollo' Wrote:
(02-06-2015, 05:07 AM)'Pantherinae' Wrote: Okavango Cheetahs, the biggest cheetahs in the world

Some time ago I came accross these impressive looking cheethas from Okavang, I found measurements done on them, and the results are impressive. One of the males from this project is acctually a record breaker! Here are som pictures and results from the project done by cheetah conservation botswana. 


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Here are the results so far in this project, The New group is the botswana cheethas, the old group is cheethas from Serengeti, Masai Mara, etc. The size difference is pretty big, the Okavango Cheethas were on average 20 kgs heavier, 5-7 cm taller and 17 cm longer. The smallest cheetah from this project was impressivly a little above 54 kgs, which is almost the size of a max cheetah in The Mara.  And the biggest one was impressiv 72 kgs, what is thought to be the biggest wild cheetah ever recorded. 


 


 



Hi Pantherinae Nice info.
Regarding the weight, height and length difference you mentioned, as per the table the old group consisted of both males and females (34 males and 23 females) and the new group consisted of only males (7 males).
I think that was the reason for that large difference in size.
 

 
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(02-06-2015, 06:42 AM)'Jubatus' Wrote: Hey Pantherinae, great thread! A lot of fantastic info! :-)

Here is some other info on cheetah weights from botswana 


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Okavango Cheetah fit right into the normal range for Cheetahs measured by Smuts and others.
 
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Cheetah prey chart


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"When the tiger stalks the jungle like the lowering clouds of a thunderstorm, the leopard moves as silently as mist drifting on a dawn wind." -Indian proverb
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Diet preference

http://www.ibs.bialowieza.pl/g2/pdf/1597.pdf
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One of the highlights of my trip to Masai Mara was the time I spent watching this playful family of Cheetah with her three cubs

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Two of these cubs were later predated by Eagles

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Cheetah hunts an Impala in Masai Mara, Kenya. This is probably the best picture I made this year
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Our pic of the week:
This week our pic of the week is this Cheetah hunt we photographed at Ndutu in Feb this year.
We had non-stop cheetah action almost everyday.
Imagine photographing Cheetahs on the hunt on the worlds biggest Golf Course :)


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