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Cheetahs In Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Game Park is one of the only two places where visitor on a wildlife tour in Uganda might see a cheetah, other place is Pian-Upe Wildlife Reserve.
Cheetahs prefer the open grasslands, savannas, even hills, and mountains – all-terrain found in Kidepo Valley National Park. The openness of the park with its grasslands fits the Cheetah’s lifestyle and how they hunt, where they run instead of stalking and pouncing like other cats.
Although the leopard is listed as the most elusive of the big cats to locate on safari. In truth, cheetah on safari can be even more difficult to sight because their population is less abundant.
Regular sightings of cheetahs on safari are usually sporadic and local, hence they are limited to only a few regions where the habitat and predator pressures are most favorable.
Almost everyone knows that this greyhound of the cat family is the fastest land animal on the planet – reaching speeds of 120km/h.
But this cat also has many other remarkable qualities. In fact, the cheetah’s unique body structure, long legs, flexible spine, semi-retractable claws, and the long tail is what allows this incredible creature to achieve the unbelievable speed.
Thanks to their tremendous speed, the cheetahs are among the most successful hunters. However, the advantage of speed comes with lack of strength to fight the lions and hyenas and they usually snatch his food from him.