World’s Strangest

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Savanna and Max

(YouTube link) Savanna the cheetah cub at the Cincinnati Zoo gets a new playmate her own age, named Max. The fact that Max is a dog takes nothing away from the adorable video. Just listen to those little squeaks!  -via Buzzfeed

Cheetah Robot Can Outrun Humans

(Video Link)  It’s amazing what robots can do these days–punching humans, stabbing meat, using human flesh as fuel. Truly, the future will be filled with technological marvels that will make our lives easier. Take Boston Dynamics’s Cheetah robot as an example. It can reach 29.3 miles per hour on its legs–faster than the fastest human live. So [...]

Cheetah breaks running speed record

A cheetah at Cincinnati Zoo was timed running 100m in 5.95 seconds at an astonishing speed of 61mph. The blistering pace of the animal far exceeds the…

Who Knew Leopards Were Such Goof Balls?

(Video Link) Is it just me or is Cheetaroh a confusing name for a critter that is a leopard, not a cheetah? Maybe he’s silly because he’s going through an identity crisis. Via I Can Has Cheezburger

Cheetah Cam

The Smithsonian National Zoological Park has installed a streaming webcam in a cheetah’s den, so that we can keep an eye on a mother cheetah and two cubs. Female cheetah Zazi is raising a cub she gave birth to and another mother’s cub, both born in December 2010. Cheetahs that give birth to only one cub, [...]

Fastest Cat for the Fastest Man

Usain Bolt, who holds the world record for both the 100- and 200-meter sprint, adopted a cheetah named Lightning Bolt, but he isn’t going to make the cheetah into a house cat. Bolt paid $13,700 for adoption rights, and has pledged $3,000 a year for the cat’s upkeep at a wildlife center in Nairobi. The [...]

The Robot Cheetah

Sangbae Kim, a robot designer from MIT, is probably best known to Neatorama readers as the inventor of the Stickybot, a robot that can climb walls with feet modeled after a gecko’s sticky feet. He also used the idea of scuttling cockroaches for a robot called the iSprawl. Kim’s latest project is a robot inspired by [...]

One Fast Cat

Sarah, a cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo, set a world record for the 100 meter dash today by covering the distance in 6.13 seconds. The event was held at Mast Farm, the zoo’s cheetah breeding facility. The race is a remote contest between Sarah and Zaza, a cheetah at Cheetah Outreach in South Africa. Zaza [...]