Have you ever felt like no matter how hard you tried, you could never catch up to your responsibilities? It seems that they are chasing you more than you are them. Let’s see this happen when the tables turn, and this prey turns and starts to pursue his predator down in the video below!
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Cheetah Hunting an Antelope
This next Instagram video takes us to India. The Animal Planet India Instagram page posted this video. This channel shares various footage of animals in India. Their most recent reels are on dogs, penguins, camels, dogs, and birds.
At the start of the video, we see that the world’s fastest-running predator, the cheetah, is chasing an antelope. We see how intense this chase is, and this antelope knows he has no hope of outrunning this cheetah.
We see the cheetah attempt several times to get this antelope down; however, he is too large for this cheetah to try and take down on his own. But cheetahs are solitary hunters.
Big Cat Rescues states, “Cheetahs are solitary hunters except when living in a coalition. When this happens, they hunt in groups to take down larger prey.” However, in the case of the video at the top, this cheetah decided to go for this prey on their own.
The cheetah whips around and tries for the top of this antelope to take it down by surprise. But, this antelope decides now is the time to fight back. Using his weight and horns, we see the antelope quickly turn and start to hunt this cheetah!
Do Cheetahs Live in India?
Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) of the genus Acinonyx can be found throughout Africa and Asia. The cheetah is in a very vulnerable state according to their conservatory status. There are estimated to be only 8,500 left in their population.
In 1952, cheetahs became extinct in India. It is reported that their extinction resulted from hunting and habitat loss.
According to the Project Cheetah Press Release in May of 2023, “…twenty cheetahs were successfully translocated to Kuno National Park (KNP) in September 2022 and February 2023 from southern Africa in the initial phase of an ambitious project to re-establish the species within its historical range in India.”
There is a genuine threat of cheetahs going completely extinct if their species cannot be preserved. There are many ways to help animals, such as cheetahs, not to go extinct. Donations, sponsoring, and education go a long way to helping foundations and organizations in their efforts to preserve these vulnerable species.
The photo featured at the top of this post is © Kandfoto/iStock via Getty Images
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