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Three cheetahs spare tiny antelope's life... and play with him instead

Three cheetahs spare tiny antelope's life... and play with him instead
By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 19:36 GMT, 5 February 2010 Hello little antelope, would you like to play with us? Coming from three deadly cheetahs, it's the kind of invitation that's best refused - but amazingly, this impala escaped unscathed from its encounter. Luckily for the youngster, it seems these three male cheetahs simply weren't hungry. No claws for alarm: Astonishingly, these cheetahs, whose instinct is to hunt for food, decide to play with this baby impala That's because unlike other big cats, the cheetah hunts in the daytime, either in the early morning or late afternoon. And that seems to be the secret to the antelope's survival, as it's likely it fell into the cheetahs' clutches when they were already full - and tired out - from an earlier hunt. Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya's Masai Mara in October last year, said he was astounded by what he saw. New found friends: The new-found friends part with a farewell lick Related:  Cheetahs

Cheetah Page E.J. Peiker, Nature Photographer Cheetah Home Page Back to Wildlife Gallery Index The beautiful nature » The king of herrings, Regalecus glesne The king of herrings, Regalecus glesne, an oarfish of the family Regalecidae, is found in all the world’s oceans, at depths of between 20 metres (66 ft) and 1,000 metres (3,300 ft). Its total length can reach 12 metres (39 ft), and it can weigh up to 272 kilograms (600 lb). The rarely seen king of herrings is the world’s longest bony fish. Beautiful nature

Asiatic Cheetah The Asiatic cheetah ("cheetah" from Hindi चीता cītā, derived from Sanskrit word chitraka meaning "speckled") (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) is now also known as the Iranian cheetah, as the world's last few are known to survive mostly in Iran. Although recently presumed to be extinct in India, it is also known as the Indian cheetah. During British colonial times in India it was famous by the name of hunting leopard,[3] a name derived from the ones that were kept in captivity in large numbers by the Indian royalty to use in hunting wild antelopes. The Asiatic cheetah separated from its African relative between 32,000 and 67,000 years ago.[8][9][10][11] Along with the Eurasian lynx and the Persian leopard, it is one of three remaining species of large cats in Iran today.[12] Anatomy and morphology[edit] Cheetah cubs with dog (India, 1897). During stress hyperthermia, there is high sympathetic nervous activity. Habitat and population estimates[edit] Prey[edit] Nawabs with their Asiatic cheetahs

The Saddest Dog Ever (4 pics) Pics | 25 Sep, 2009 | Views: 159927 | Pugs always look sad.But this one is the saddest. Do you like it? It is just one of the thousands of posts that we have on the Please visit our main page to see other great pictures and videos! ZooBorns: Cheetah Last Monday my ZooBorns' co-founder, Chris Eastland, and I (Andrew Bleiman) made a very special trip to Dallas Zoo to meet their twin Cheetah cubs, Kamau and Winspear. We also met their canine companion, a black Lab puppy named, Amani. It's extraordinarily rare that we get to interact, let alone romp, with real-live zoo-borns. However these special cubs are being raised as education animals so socialization with humans, even goofy ZooBorns guys, is part of their regular day. Their puppy friend, Amani, is a calming influence who will also help with these efforts. The cubs were born at Smithsonian's Front Royal Conservation Biology Institute on July 8th. The feline duo put on quite a display. With wild Cheetah populations hovering somewhere around 10,000, the species is considered vulnerable to extinction. Institutions like Dallas Zoo serve an invaluable role in building empathy and awareness for wildlife conservation. Special thanks to the Dallas Zoo staff that made our visit possible.

…free your imagination… Cheetah will run again in India 29 July 2010Last updated at 07:49 The vast majority of the 10,000 cheetahs left in the world are in Africa The cheetah, eradicated in India by hunting nearly a century ago, will run again in the country, as three sites are earmarked for its reintroduction. The government has approved wildlife groups' recommendations of two sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh and an area in Rajasthan as potential homes. The government will spend 30m rupees ($0.6m; £0.4m) to restore these sites before the animals are imported. The plan is to import the cats from Africa, Iran and the Middle East. Kuno Palpur and Nauradehi wildlife sanctuaries in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh and Shahgarh area in Jaisalmer, in the northern state of Rajasthan, have been selected as the sites to house the animals. Trophy hunters Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said the reintroduction of the world's fastest land animal would "restore the grasslands" of India.

Singapore's Online Community - Nature's Weirdest Creatures here's some creatures which are weird as hell.. Seapig This is some kind of weird deep sea sea-cucumber. Ajolote Not to be confused with the Axolotl (which comes later) this is an Ajolote, which is a freaky long retile found in Mexico with only two legs. Aye-Aye looking like a hellspawn, the aye-aye is a native of Madagascar (where you find the cute lemurs).. it uses it's extremely long finger to tap out and find grubs burrowing in wood and then uses the same digit to dig them out... Chinese and Japanese Giant Salamander Chinese Version Japanese Version both grow up to about 2 metres long... are predators which eat fish and crustaceans.. Pygmy Jerboa cute as hell, they're desert rodents which are found in north africa and asia.. see one of them hop around here => Jerboa!! Giant Isopod looking like a giant roach or worse, they inhabit the deep atlantic and thankfully, not the beaches off the east coast.. Thorny Devil Lizard Hagfish Hairy Frog Human-Faced Carp Sea Devil Proboscis Monkey Goblin Shark Tarsier

Cheetah in the brush My pride and joy: Young lion wakes his sleeping father with a gentle growl By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 22:46 GMT, 29 January 2010 Nestled under the magnificent mane of his father, the little lion cub gives a growl so gentle it would fail to startle a passing gazelle. But when he grows up he'll be able to roar just like daddy. Not that this particular parent looked in the mood for exercising his vocal cords. Mane attraction: The enormous lion wakes from his slumber as his cub emits a tiny growl He had been trying to enjoy a catnap when his offspring was disturbed by the approach of a Land Rover carrying tourists on safari in Tanzania. One of the party, Martina Neumann, took this remarkable photograph. I bet he didn't thank us one bit for ruining his brief moment of peace.'

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