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Why are cheetahs called cheetahs? — 3 Comments

  1. Interesting information.

    I’ve heard that the mantle of long fur cheetah cubs have, is thought to offer them some protection from predators because it gives them a similar appearance to the fierce honey badger.

    • similar appearance to the fierce honey badger

      There appears to be several theories one of which is the one you state. Another is that it is camouflage. It may also protect them in hot and wet weather (maintain regular body temperature).

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