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Speed Kills:

This Is Why You Can't Outrun a Cheetah

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From: Speed Kills: Savannah

This Is Why You Can't Outrun a Cheetah

Short | 02:57

With a flexible spine and feet like tire treads, the cheetah is built not only for speed - but for unrivaled acceleration.

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The open plains of the Serengeti are the perfect playing ground for speed, and they're home to the fastest animals on the planet. Some are built for explosive sprints, others for marathon runs. But all of them, predators and prey, need to move fast in order to survive in this unforgiving environment. Enter the African grassland, and discover how cheetahs, hyenas, hawks, crocodiles, and other assassins of the savannah use their evolution-perfected design mechanisms to kill with lightning-fast speed.

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