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The fastest mammal on land, the cheetah, can reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in only three seconds. While running at full speed, the cheetah’s stride (length between steps) is 21 feet. Their feet only touch the ground twice during each stride. The cheetah’s lightweight skeleton and flexible spine allow for sudden, rapid strides and acceleration. Their tail is used to help them steer and keep their balance when running very fast. Semi non-retractable claws work like the cleats on a football shoe giving the cheetah a lot of traction while running.
Meet Minnie! In October 2021, Minnie, along with her sister Mila, arrived at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The sisters will turn five on April 23. A sponsorship of Minnie would make a great gift for someone special this Mother’s Day or any special occasion. This limited-time offer is available through July 31, 2022.