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Do you know where the word 'cheetah' comes from? That they can reach a top speed of 60 miles per hour when running? Or that the Ancient Egyptians used to keep cheetahs as pets? Become an expert on these fascinating big cats with this beautifully presented book, packed full with stunning photographs of cheetahs in their natural habitat. Cheetahs is a great introduction to the world of animals – where they live, how they grow and learn, what they eat and the dangers they have to face. Animal Lives has all the facts on your favourite animals. Each title in this appealing series takes an up-close look at a different creature, exploring habitat, conservation and animal adaptation, as well as looking at the life cycle of the particular animal and the way the young survive – often against tremendous odds.
The cheetah p4
Cheetah types p6
Where do you find cheetahs? p8
Beginning life p10
Growing up p12
Cheetah movement p14
Cheetah senses p20
Living in a territory p22
Cheetah talk p24
Cheetahs and people p26
Cheetahs under threat p28
Cheetah life cycle p30
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Sally Morgan is a leading author of children's information books. She has written more than 250 titles, covering wildlife, natural history, science, geography, and environmental topics. She writes for all ages from first readers through to 16+ readership as well as books aimed at family readership. Sally read Natural Sciences at Cambridge before teaching biology for several years and has since turned her attention to writing. With her love of the natural world and her concerns about the loss of habitats worldwide, it was not surprising that she chose to write about wildlife and environmental issues.
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