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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. This series Animal Lives 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. This series also discusses the importance of protecting endangered species and their habitats.
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 an experienced freelance author and consultant, writing mostly children's non-fiction books on natural history, environment, sciences and geography. She has written more than 250 titles to date.
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