Male Cheetah Races After a Hare at Break-Neck Speed


A cheetah pursuing its prey at lightning speed. After it going hungry for days.

The cheetah is a large cat of the subfamily Felinae. The only extant member of the genus Acinonyx. The cheetah is characterised by a slender body. The cheetah reaches nearly 70 to 90 cm at the shoulder. Cheetahs are active mainly during the day.

The predator caught the hare following a short five-second dash. After cheetah startling it from a hiding place in the grass.

Three unsuccessful attempts to hunt impalas over the past two days. It had left the big cat starving.
Canadian photographer Jeffrey Wu captured the fast-paced.

Mr Wu, 52, said: ‘This is one of two young cheetah brothers. He have just separated from their mother.

‘They are young and inexperienced in terms of hunting. We had seen them fail three times to hunt impalas.

‘The only food source. They could get were some small and baby warthogs. But the good news for them was. There are plenty of them in the Masai Mara.

‘This was one of the two successful hunting scenes. We saw and the hare ended up becoming the cheetah’s lunch, it was tense.’

By: daily mail