Maryland Zoos, Aquariums and Wildlife

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Fun Facts - Cheetahs

Nearly ten thousand years ago cheetahs were almost wiped out by dramatic changes in climate. Because of the close genetic relationship between future cheetah generations, today any two cheetahs are as closely related as identical twins. All cheetahs share 99% of the same genes and are thus extremely susceptible to disease and genetic defects.

The cheetah is the fastest land animal and can sprint (for short bursts) at speeds of up to 70 mph.

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