Watching the world’s fastest cheetah in slow motion will leave you in awe

Watching the world’s fastest cheetah in slow motion will leave you in awe

The mechanics of movement that we see in animals can be a rich source of inspiration for innovators. We recently wrote about MIT’s robotic cheetah that runs and jumps. And in a newly released and widely-shared show-motion video by the National Geographic, we can get a close look at the unbelievable beauty of the world’s fastest cheetah.

The recently deceased cheetah lived in the Cincinnati zoo and was tracked at having record-breaking speed at 100 meters in 5.95 seconds, which equivocates to about 61 miles per hour. “She looked like a polka-dotted missile,” National Geographic photo editor Kim Hubbard said in 2012 when the animal was said to have the fastest timed 100-meters ever run by anything on the planet.

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