Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dogs used to save Cheetahs from being shot by farmers

Dogs are used to protect sheep and other livestock from the cheetahs in  Africa - thereby saving the big cats from potential shootings by  aggrieved farmers..

This dog in turkey is known as "Sivas Kangal" it means ; Kangal of Sivas.  Sivas is a city in turkey. And kangal is the wisest dog of the world. These dogs are soo intelligent that they hardly need any training to save flocks from Cheetahs.

Cheetah's are probably the most delicate of all big cats. They simply  can't risk injury getting into fights with those dogs. Because of their  style of hunting, they need to be in top condition and injury free. Even  if it could take on the dog and win, it would inevitably end up with  injuries that would make it extremely difficult to hunt. It's just not  worth the risk for the cheetah. 

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Asciatic Cheetah declared extinct in India

The cheetah is the only animal to have been declared extinct in India in the last 1,000 years.Cheetah once ranged widely across Africa and Asia but have suffered from human encroachment on their habitat, loss of prey, and hunting. Today there are thought to be less than 100 Asiatic cheetah remaining, all in Iran.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

The story of our Indian Cheetahs..

This is a segment from the film Life with an Indian Prince. In 1939 two  young Americans traveled to India to experience the falconry practices  of Indian royalty and to photograph and film wildlife for National  Geographic. In addition to hunting with birds of prey, members of the  royal party used to hunt with cheetahs. This sport and way of life has  disappeared  into history. This rare footage is quite unique, and most  probably the only of its kind.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Man and the Cheetah

One of the Bigcat member cheetah played a very crucial role in the Ancient Egyptian past. They were also said to be tamed and used in hunting parties by ancient societies like the Egyptians, African tribes and also by an Indian King named " Akbar the Great ".

he Egyptians were the first to tame cheetahs. A tribesman brings a cheetah along with ebony as tribute to the King of Thebes (1700 B.C.)

People then really dint want to grow cheetahs from cubs since they lacked their instinctive hunting skills. So, cheetahs of 1-2 yrs old were caught by traps and then tamed by people for hunting. They were also looked as status symbols. Egyptian Pharaohs were often accompanied by cheetahs as a gesture of royalty & power.

The highest number of captive cheetahs were recorded once by Akbar the Great, an Indian Mogul in the 16th century. Akbar had over 9,000 cheetahs in total which were called Khasa or the "Imperial Cheetahs," and detailed records were maintained on them.

All the hunting cheetahs were taken from the wild and due to this the numbers of cheetahs declined throughout Asia in the wild. In the early 1900's, India and Iran began to import cheetahs from Africa for hunting purposes.A few rare portraits showing Akbar hunting with cheetahs.

Cheetah Specification ( Characteristics )

1. Scientific Name : Acinonyx jubatus

2. Total Length : 115 to 135 cm (45 to 53 in) ( Tail :84 cm, 33 in)

3. Weight : 40 to 65 kg (88 to 140 lb)

4. Habitat : Africa or Southwestern Asia; Khorasan - Iran

5. Life Span :12yrs in the wild, but up to 20 yrs in captivity

6. Sexual Maturity :
Females ( 20-24 months ); Males ( 12 months )

7. Gestation : 90-98 days

8. Diet : Thlmson's Gazelle, wilder beast, impala, guineafowl, zebras and other mamalls under 40kg.

The Fastest Ever ( Cheetah )

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