ทำไมเสือชีต้าถึงวิ่งได้เร็ว (Speed kills- this is why you can’t outrun a cheetah.)
The Cheetah is undisputed king of speed, holding nature’s land speed record for 10 million consecutive years. It reaches top speed of 75 miles per hour. But its acceleration is what’s truly impressive. It leads most of the world fastest supercar in its dust. The Ferrari, Lamborghini or McLaren is no match, zero to sixty in three seconds or just three strides.
Aerodynamic and a light weight frame enable this astonishing acceleration. Weight at only 125 pounds its muscle don’t have to carry much weight translating into acceleration instead. And the small head, flattened rib cage and slender legs minimized air resistance. Once it reaches its top speed unique design feature sustain the speed.
The cheetah has an extremely flexible spine as well as pivoting hips and shoulder blades that are not attached to the collar bone. This allows the front and rear legs to stretch further apart when fully extended and move closer together when the feet come under its body increasing the cheetah stride length to an amazing 25 feet.
In a high speed chase the long muscular tail work as a stabilizing rudder. Even its feet are modified for speed, unlike other cat cheetah’s footpad are hard and flat like tire track. And their short blunt claws do not retrieve completely like lions and leopards. They are design to grab like a cleve of a track shield. These modifications provide the cheetah with increase traction in fast sharp turn.