Continuing >the series about the big cats at Borås Djurparken. Last week, I focused on the Cheetah kittens, and this week we’ll look at the adult Cheetahsthey have at the park.
I don’t remember how many adults there were in the enclosure; I think there were two adults to the several kittens. I think it may have been two mothers with their combined litters.
Interestingly, the adult Cheetahs didn’t really interact with the kittens all that much.
They just walked on past the kittens, staying in their own bubble.
I love this shot. You can see the muscles in the hind legs; they are like coiled springs. The power of the Cheetahs' speed is obvious.
The park also had an informational Cheetah display with information on wild Cheetahs’ territories and life styles.
There was also an articulated Cheetah skeleton. You can really see how big their carnassials compared to the rest of the skull.
Cheetahs are the only cats whose claws don’t retract. But look how heavy and thick their claws are – they give them excellent traction when they’re chasing down prey.
Still, as interesting as the insides are, looking at the outsides of the Cheetahs is a lot better.