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Cheetah on Ustyrt.

 Phototours behind wild animals of Kazakhstan.

“Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere”

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Very interesting fauna of wild animals, among which in the first place - the Cheetah. This gorgeous cat size, and physique resembles a dog: long slender legs with feet, like dogs, not retractable claws, small head, way to flee gallop, making big jumps and while developing speed of 90 km/hour, - all this is in stark contrast Cheetah from other felines.
The transformation and development of deserts, increased harassment by humans currently put this endemic Afro-Asian deserts to the brink of extinction. In the pre-Caspian deserts, including in the plateau, a hundred years ago, the Cheetah was not special rarity, but in this century its numbers are greatly diminished.
For several decades, zoologists do not have reliable information about the meetings of the Cheetah on the Ustyurt.
Made even a suggestion that the Cheetah has completely vanished. Cheetahs are active mainly during the day, with hunting their major activity. Adult males are sociable despite their territoriality, forming groups called coalitions.
Females are not territorial; they may be solitary or live with their offspring in home ranges. Carnivores, cheetah mainly prey upon antelopes and gazelles. They will stalk their prey to within 100 - 300 m (330 - 980 ft), charge towards it and kill it by tripping it during the chase and biting its throat to suffocate it to death.
Cheetahs can reach speeds of 112 km/h (70 mph) in short bursts, but this is disputed by more recent measurements. The average speed of cheetahs is about 64 km/h (40 mph). Cheetahs are induced ovulators, breeding throughout the year. 
Gestation is nearly three months long, resulting in a litter of typically three to five cubs (the number can vary from one to eight). Weaning occurs at six months; siblings tend to stay together for some time. Cheetah cubs face higher mortality than most other mammals, especially in the Mangyshlka region.