“Team cheetah wins an ostrich”

“Team cheetah wins an ostrich”

It is not unheard of for cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) to hunt and eat ostrich or to defend a good hunting area together, but to film these three brother cheetahs in active pursuit is unique.

cheetahs hunting

cheetahs hunting

In the BBC film series entitled Nature the three cheetahs can be seen stalking a male ostrich and giving chase, before breaking off midway to hunt an unsuspecting easier to catch female ostrich instead. These three seem to be able to quickly assess and change victims knowing the main goal is food.

Cooperation is the key to success in all ventures so the old saying goes. These three cheetahs came as a team to this area about ten years ago. They have learned that that can catch faster and feathery game if they work together in the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, Africa. Ranging over 60 square miles,  the Conservancy  a beautiful giant stretch of natural wilderness that the wildlife comes and go freely.

Working together and protecting all life is NC goal.

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courtesy of  news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earthnews

Image courtesy of  http://www.voilacapetown.com/images/Cheetah01.jpg

Video courtesy of  thesun.co.uk/sol/How-cheetahs-learned-to-hunt-together-to-survive.html

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