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Physical and behavioral Adaptations By: Akram Gelan and Hashem Alhanbasy
Tigers Behavioral Adaptations Tigers are one of natures fiercest predators, and are capable of killing animals of twice their size. They mainly eat large mammals such as boar, deer, buffalo, and guar, but occasionally take smaller mammals and birds. Tigers ambush their prey, first stalking as close as they can and then attack from behind. To kill the prey, the tiger goes for the neck or throat area; he attacks the neck for smaller animals, breaking the spinal cord, or bites a larger animals throat, causing suffocation.
Tigers Adaptations The tiger's striped coat helps them blend in well with the sunlight filtering through the treetops to the jungle floor. The tiger's seamless camouflage to their surroundings is enhanced because the striping also helps break up their body shape, making them difficult to detect for unsuspecting prey.
Physical Adaptations of a Cheetah The cheetah is the world fastest land animal. Over short distances, it can sprint up to 70 miles per hour. Built for speed, it has long, slim, muscular legs, a small, rounded head set on a long neck, a flexible spine, a deep chest, special pads on its feet for traction and a long tail for balance.
Cheetah Behavioral Adaptations Cheetahs are solitary except when mothers are caring for cubs. Cheetahs live in large territories that often take them outside protected areas. Cheetahs stalk their prey until they can chase it down in a 65-70 mph sprint. An average chase lasts 20 seconds. As hard as they work, cheetahs often lose their meal to larger predators, like lions, leopards, hyenas, and vultures.
Did You Know? The name cheetah from a Indian word meaning “spotted one” The young club has along-gray- blue coat and black under belly that rapidly lightens and becomes spotted.
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