Cheetah’s Anticipate Their Prey

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Cheetah’s are able to anticipate the movements of their prey for better capture.

     

    A new study found that these magnificent animals aren’t just fast, but they actually anticipate the escape tactics of their prey.  Researchers found that cheetahs use prey-specific tactics that involve two phases--first is a rapid acceleration toward the prey and then second they mirror the turns and zigzags instigated by the prey.   Researchers say they can out agile the most agile, that “it is like a deadly tango between the hunter and the hunted.