In 2012, the world record for a standing 100m dash was shattered by one of my favorite feline, a cheetah ! Timed at 5.95 sec, the cat makes the great Usain Bolt look like a kid trying to keep up in comparison. Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land and they can certainly reach impressive speeds, with up to 98km/hour !! Of course they can’t sustain that kind of speed for a long time but if they are lucky they might just surprise the little gazelle and catch it on time.
This cheetah was part of a two brother coalition in the Masai Mara National Park, we followed them for about 45 minutes, just wandering through the savannah before they settled under a tree for a well deserved nap. One of my absolute safari dream is to see a cheetah hunt and kill, hopefully one day I will !