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  • Kenyans chase down and catch goat-killing cheetahs

    11/16/2013 7:57:14 AM PST · by Daffynition · 41 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 15 November 2013 | staff reporter
    Four villagers in north-east Kenya have chased down and captured two cheetahs which were killing their goats. The owner of the goats told the BBC that the cheetahs had been picking off his animals one by one, day by day. The men waited until the hottest part of the day before launching the chase over a distance of four miles (6.4km). The cheetahs got so tired they could not run any more. The villagers captured them alive and handed them over to the Kenya Wildlife Service.
  • Impala jumps in SUV with cheetah's in hot pursuit..

    07/10/2013 5:06:25 PM PDT · by Doogle · 17 replies
    YT ^ | 07/10/13 | Barcroft TV
    Any port in a storm... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD6wdrVFc0g
  • MIT's cheetah robot runs faster, more efficiently, can carry its own power supply (video)

    05/17/2013 3:18:15 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies
    Engadget ^ | 5/17/13 | Mat Smith
    When it comes to hunting down humans running speeds, MIT's cheetah might come second to Boston Dynamics' own high-velocity quadruped, but by substituting pneumatics with motors, MIT's version apparently runs far more efficiently. At the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, the Institute of Technology showed of its newest version, which reached a top speed of 13.7 mph. To accomplish this, the runner still needs parallel support bars to constrain movement in one dimension, reducing any roll, yaw -- and the chances of a pretty expensive fall. The team says the new version's cost of transport (COT is...
  • MEME ALERT: Squirrel Makes Hasty Escape [Funny video]

    01/31/2013 10:10:15 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    http://www.wftw.com ^ | 01-31-2013 | David Attenborogh / NatGeo
    File this under the nascent category of "frightened rodents on YouTube." A certain clip from the nature documentary BBC's Africa, narrated by David Attenborough has caught the attention of internet meme-makers, and sure enough it's now making the rounds online. The 20 second snippet of footage takes place somewhere on the great continent, and what little context we have depicts a spotted cheetah on the hunt. "He's blown it," Attenborough says, as a succession of prey high-tails it out of the cheetahs hungry path. Last is our little friend the squirrel, who drops his own tasty lunch to head for...
  • The Law of the Wild (Received email - beautiful pics)

    09/22/2012 3:54:09 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 20 replies
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  • Woman mauled by cheetahs in South African game park ( Tame : LOL )

    05/04/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    A woman tourist from Britain in a South African game park was mauled by two cheetahs in a horrific attack. Violet D'Mello was petting the "tame" cats in the petting area of Kragga Kamma Game Park with other tourists when they began attacking an eight-year-old girl. The woman watched in horror as they clawed and bit her leg ... Suddenly, the cheetahs left the girl and began eyeing the little girl's seven-year-old brother who was trying to flee. Just as D'Mello tried to intervene, the two animals turned their attention to her.
  • South Africa: Man Photographs Cheetahs Attacking Wife

    05/06/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | The Associated Press
    South Africa: Man Photographs Cheetahs Attacking Wife The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby (Violet D'Mello poses with a cheetah while being photographed by her husband Archibald during a visit to Kragga Kamma game reserve near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.) JOHANNESBURG — The photos taken by a tourist from Scotland show his wife on the ground, hair flying, blood on her neck, with two cheetahs nearby. The Port Elizabeth Herald reported Friday that Violet D'Mello of Aberdeen, Scotland, was attacked by cheetahs on...
  • South Africa’s restored Cheetah fighters make Ecuador debut

    01/25/2012 7:34:14 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Flight International ^ | 01/25/2012 | Stephen Trimble
    South Africa’s restored Cheetah fighters make Ecuador debut By: Stephen Trimble Washington DC Ecuador has received 12 ex-South African Air Force Cheetah C/D fighters, ordered in late 2010, from Denel Aviation. Ecuador President Rafael Correa Delgado announced on 21 January that the entire batch of 12 fighters has arrived from South Africa. The 10 C-model and two D-model Cheetahs had been in storage since their retirement from service in South Africa four years ago. Ecuadorian officials visited South Africa in April 2009 to start negotiations, and signed a $78 million contract in December 2010. The deal also includes five years...
  • Cheeta, chimpanzee and Tarzan movie star, dies at 'roughly 80'

    12/27/2011 11:28:26 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 49 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Dec. 27, 2011 | Annie Barrett
    Cheeta the chimpanzee, who starred in Tarzan movies alongside Olympic swimmer-turned-actor Johnny Weissmuller in the 1930s and ranked #1 on EW.com’s list of the 10 Best Monkeys at the Movies, died of kidney failure Saturday. According to the Suncoast Primary Sanctuary’s outrach director, Cheeta was “roughly 80 years old, loved fingerpainting and football and was soothed by nondenominational Christian music.” Roughly 80?! Way to live, chimp! That’s amazing! (Cheeta was an anomaly; the average zoo chimp dies around age 35-45.) I sure hope my favorite chimp lives that long.
  • Cheetah the chimp from 1930s Tarzan flicks dies

    12/28/2011 4:01:38 AM PST · by mkleesma · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/28/2011 | AP Wire
    PALM HARBOR, Florida (AP) — Cheetah, the chimpanzee sidekick in the Tarzan movies of the early 1930s, has died at age 80 a Florida animal sanctuary said. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor announced that Cheetah died Dec. 24 of kidney failure.
  • Hunter becomes the hunted as warthog turns the dinner tables on fast-moving cheetah

    12/05/2011 1:02:19 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5 Dec 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    This is the incredible moment a fearless warthog gave a new meaning to the term fast food - by dramatically cheating a cheetah who wanted it for dinner. The warthog was minding its own business in the Tshukudu Private Game Reserve in South Africa, blissfully unaware that it was being stalked by a hungry predator. The cheetah is the fastest-moving animal in the world and, when it sets its sights on something to eat, the usual outcome is not good for the prey. But, combining a never-say-die survival instinct with stunning bravery, the warthog performed a quick U-turn and charged...
  • SA sells Cheetah jet fighters to Ecuador

    12/13/2010 4:06:13 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Algoa FM, South Africa ^ | 13 December 2010
    SA sells Cheetah jet fighters to Ecuador Denel Aviation has sold 12 Cheetah C supersonic fighter aircraft to Ecuador, the company said on Monday. An agreement to conclude the deal was recently signed by Denel Aviation CEO Mike Kgobe in Ecuador's capital, Quito. Denel Aviation is the design authority of the single-seat fighter that was locally developed as a variant of the Mirage III in the 1980s. In terms of the agreement with the Ecuadorian Air Force, Denel Aviation would continue to provide a comprehensive maintenance and support service for at least five years following the sale, with an option...
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park Cheetah Cub Kiburi Opens Eyes

    12/01/2010 8:56:54 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies
    Imperial Valley News ^ | 11/25/2010 | n/a
    Kiburi, a 10-day-old cheetah cub, opened his eyes today at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's Animal Care Center. He took in the world, gobbled down a bottle, played for a little while, and then went back fast asleep in the window of the nursery. Safari Park guests can see the 1.4-pound bundle of fur in the nursery's window. While he sleeps between 20 and 22 hours a day, he gets a bottle of special formula every 2 ½ hours and also has taken to playing with an adorable ferociousness. Of the 134 cheetahs born at the San Diego Zoo...
  • Three cheetahs spare tiny antelope's life... and play with him instead

    01/31/2010 3:13:18 PM PST · by bluecollarman · 55 replies · 2,604+ views
    dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 29th January 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Hello little antelope, would you like to play with us? Coming from three deadly cheetahs, it's the kind of invitation that's best refused - but amazingly, this impala escaped unscathed from its encounter. Luckily for the youngster, it seems these three male cheetahs simply weren't hungry.
  • Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, posed as golfer to trap mistress

    01/25/2010 4:11:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 53 replies · 2,162+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1-25-10 | Corky Siemaszko
    Tiger Woods' suspicious spouse, Elin Nordegren, busted the girl-crazy golfer by using his cellphone to text his mistress - while pretending to be him, a new report says. "I miss you," Nordegren tapped out, according to the report. "When are we seeing each other again." After Rachel Uchitel texted back, Nordegren called her rival. When she answered, the angry wife reportedly said, "I knew it was you." "Oh f---," Uchitel reportedly replied.
  • Elin Nordegren Could Be Paid More Than $50 Million Extra For Sticking With Tiger Woods

    Elin Nordegren Could Be Paid More Than $50 Million Extra For Sticking With Tiger Woods The wife of Tiger Woods will miss out on more than $50 million if she pursues a legal split because of his string of affairs, top American divorce lawyers have revealed. By Philip Sherwell in New York 19 Dec 2009 Raoul Felder, a celebrity divorce attorney whose client roster has included the former wives of Martin Scorsese and Tom Clancy, said that Elin Nordegren would be "financially ill-advised" to walk out on the philandering golfer for good. Miss Nordegren, 29, was widely reported last week...
  • US Tabloid 'Buried 2007 Scoop' on Tiger Woods Affair

    12/19/2009 4:27:03 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies · 822+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 12/18/09 | Joe Adetunji
    US golfer gave exclusive interview to sister paper of National Enquirer in return for tabloid's silenceRepresentatives acting on behalf of Tiger Woods brokered a deal two years ago to bury a tabloid story of an extramarital affair, the Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. It said representatives for the golfer acted after the National Enquirer threatened to publish pictures of Woods taken in a parked car with Mindy Lawton, a Florida waitress. The alleged deal, which the Wall Street Journal claims was made in August 2007, saw Woods give an exclusive cover interview and photo spread to a sister magazine of...
  • Woods voted top athlete of the decade

    12/16/2009 7:26:21 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 146 replies · 3,885+ views
    AP ^ | 12/16/09 | AP
    Tiger Woods has been voted Athlete of the Decade by members of The Associated Press, his 10 years of incomparable golf outweighing nearly three weeks of a salacious sex scandal. Just like so many of his 64 victories worldwide and 12 majors dating to 2000, it wasn't much of a contest. Woods received 56 of the 142 votes cast by AP member editors. More than half of the ballots were returned after his Nov. 27 car accident which set off the sensational tales of infidelity that have tarnished Woods' image. Lance Armstrong, a cancer survivor who won the Tour de...
  • (Baker-Finch) CBS Golf Announcer: I'll Get Fired If I Talk Tiger (Gag order)

    12/15/2009 9:56:26 AM PST · by maggief · 45 replies · 1,419+ views
    TMZ ^ | December 15, 2009
    Ian Baker-Finch -- former PGA golfer-turned-announcer -- told the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, "Mate, if I say one word about Tiger, I will get fired."
  • 'Tiger texted his other mistresses while we lay in bed together'

    12/14/2009 5:05:49 PM PST · by traumer · 73 replies · 2,175+ views
    A weeping blonde model claimed yesterday that she ended her affair with Tiger Woods after she woke up in the middle of the night to find him texting other mistresses. Cori Rist, 31, who has a seven-year-old son, said she initially believed the billionaire golfer when he told her his marriage was on the rocks. And she thought she was the only 'other woman' in his life - until she caught him secretly sending texts while he was in bed with her. 'I would wake up sometimes in the night in hotels with him and hear him text messaging,' she...
  • Child welfare services visits Tiger Woods' and Elin Nordegren's home, according to reports

    12/13/2009 11:23:21 AM PST · by FTJM · 49 replies · 1,963+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 13th 2009 | Katie Nelson
    The Florida Department of Children and Families paid a visited Tiger Woods' Florida home on Saturday, according to reports. The agency went to the golfer's mansion mid-day, accompanied by a marked police car, radaronline.com reports without naming information sources. Officials, though, wouldn't confirm or deny the report. "Child abuse, adult investigations in the state of Florida are confidential," said Carrie Hoeppner, an agency spokeswoman, told the Daily News. "I'm just not able by law to give confirmation about whether we visited the family and that is in the interest of protecting the child." It's protocol for the state department to...
  • Woods Update: One of His Mistresses Allegedly Had an Abortion and There is a Sex Tape

    12/10/2009 6:23:14 AM PST · by marshmallow · 113 replies · 3,943+ views
    A disgraced Tiger Woods is terrified that the worst news is yet to come – that he fathered love children with his mistresses! And his many liaisons may have been caught on tape! That’s the bombshell charge that could wreck what’s left of his once squeaky-clean image, sink his badly tattered marriage and destroy his multimillion-dollar endorsement empire. The golf great had wild unprotected sex with a string of mistresses, sources tell The ENQUIRER- and now he fears claims that his out-of-control sexual proclivities may have produced children. “That would be the final straw for his wife – AND Tiger...
  • Tiger Woods' sponsors taking a timeout

    12/10/2009 1:13:25 AM PST · by malkee · 18 replies · 841+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec. 10 2009 | Diane Pucin
    As Tiger Woods uses silence to deal with the uproar over his alleged infidelities, his sponsors apparently are following suit, quietly not running his ads until the worst is over. Rick Burton, onetime brand manager for Miller beer and former chief marketing officer for the U.S. Olympic Committee, doesn't think this means Tiger is no longer a bulletproof brand. "If a sponsor cuts him loose, that makes it look like the relationship was tenuous to begin with," Burton said Wednesday. "I don't think Accenture, Nike or Gillette want to do that. Sometimes what they'll do is take an athlete and...
  • Tiger Woods' Wife Packs Kids, Tupperware And Moves Out

    Tiger Woods' Wife Packs Kids, Tupperware And Moves Out? Mon Dec 07 Rick Chandler Elin Nordegren has allegedly moved out of the Orlando home she shared with husband Tiger Woods, according to Radar Online. My guess is that Elin's mom talked some sense into the young lady. Elin Nordegren had enough and moved out of the $2.6 million Windermere home, neighbors and other sources close to Tiger, told RadarOnline.com exclusively. Sources say that Elin is living nearby in another house. Please prepare for the Apple Daily Online computer simulation of Nordegren packing her car and leaving a note for the...
  • Cincinnati Zoo cheetah sets world speed record for land mammals

    09/09/2009 11:59:27 AM PDT · by IndyTiger · 31 replies · 13,256+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 9/9/09 | Ohio News Organization
    An 8-year-old Cincinnati Zoo cheetah named Sarah ran 100 meters in 6.13 seconds today, setting the world speed record for land mammals, according to a newspaper report.
  • Deer 'Fakes Death' To Escape Cheetah And A Hyena: Video

    08/28/2009 9:19:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,061+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | August 28, 2009
    Deer 'fakes death' to escape cheetah and a hyena: video A deer "fakes its own death" to escape being eaten by a cheetah and a hyena, in an inspiring nature video that is fast becoming an online hit. 28 Aug 2009 The prone deer looks certain to become dinner for one of the vying predators, but exploits their battle to sprint to freedom after "convincing" them that its life is ebbing. The clip begins with footage of the cheetah gnawing the leg of its fallen prey in preparation for an expected feast. But his banquet is disturbed by the arrival...
  • Rare Endangered Cheetahs Photographed

    02/24/2009 6:59:21 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 82 replies · 3,557+ views
    cbsnews ^ | February 24, 2009 | Tucker Reals
    Researchers have captured the first images of critically-endangered cheetahs in northwest Africa using a camera-trap system set up to spy on the big cats. Touting the success in a news release Tuesday, the Zoological Society of London, said the incredibly rare — and notoriously hard to find — Saharan cheetah population may consist of only about 250 adult animals.
  • Cheetahs on plane: Animal gets loose in cargo hold (paging Samuel L. Jackson)

    11/01/2008 8:37:44 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 34 replies · 1,149+ views
    Yahoo.com via AP ^ | 31 October 2008 | Unattributed
    ATLANTA – A Delta baggage worker got a bit of a fright before Halloween when she opened a jetliner's cargo door and found a cheetah running loose amid the luggage. Two cheetahs were being flown in the cargo area of a Boeing 757 passenger flight from Portland, Ore., to Atlanta on Thursday when one escaped from its cage, Delta spokeswoman Betsy Talton said Friday.
  • Mine-resistant 'MRAP's called 'four-to-five' times safer than Humvees for U.S. forces

    05/14/2007 2:48:11 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 48 replies · 1,700+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Monday, May 14, 2007
    WASHINGTON — The Bush administration plans to accelerate deliveries of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles for the U.S. military in Iraq. Officials said not one Marine has been killed during 300 IED attacks on MRAPs. They said MRAP's raised, V-shaped underbelly deflected the force of IEDs. In all, the Marines have deployed 65 MRAPs in Iraq. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said MRAP offered improved troop protection over up-armored Humvees. Gates said MRAP would replace armored Humvees, particularly in the Marine Corps. "Our experience is that Marines in these vehicles have been four or five times safer than a Marine in...
  • Stakes rise for armored vehicle makers as Pentagon eyes orders

    05/11/2007 9:13:09 AM PDT · by LM_Guy · 2 replies · 463+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/11/2007 | DONNA BORAK
    WASHINGTON — The stakes are rising for nine companies vying to supply new armored vehicles to U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. While the Pentagon will name winners for a big chunk of the $8.4 billion contract in June, shares of one competitor — Force Protection Industries Inc. of Ladson, S.C. — soared Thursday on word that the Army plans to boost its order for next-generation armored vehicles. Force Protection, the maker of the largest mine-resistant vehicles, last month received the largest order to date — a deal worth $481.4 million to deliver 1,000 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, or MRAP,...
  • Cheetahs Maul Woman to Death at Zoo in Belgium

    02/13/2007 2:44:27 PM PST · by stm · 53 replies · 1,586+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2007 | AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium — An animal lover was mauled to death by cheetahs after entering their cage at a zoo in northern Belgium, authorities and zoo officials said Monday.
  • Cheetahs Kill Zoo-Goer Who Entered Cage

    02/12/2007 3:12:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 35 replies · 753+ views
    BRUSSELS, Belgium -- An animal lover was mauled to death by cheetahs after entering their cage at a zoo in northern Belgium, authorities and zoo officials said Monday. Karen Aerts, 37, of Antwerp, was found dead in the cage, Olmense Zoo spokesman Jan Libot said. Police said they ruled out any foul play. Authorities believe Aerts, a regular visitor to the zoo, hid in the park late Sunday until it closed and managed to find the keys to the cheetah cage. "Karen loved animals. Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust,"
  • John Stossel: Don't Put Much Stock in TV Experts

    05/17/2006 3:02:05 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 40 replies · 1,780+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | May 17, 2006 | John Stossel
    Stocks go up and down, but eventually, most go up. So if you invest and hold on, odds are you'll do quite well. As my former Princeton economics professor, Burton Malkiel, told me, "The stock market is like a gambling casino with the odds in your favor. Over the long pull, it beats inflation, and beats it by a great deal."If you want to beat other investors, too, it's logical to think that you should turn to the most visible specialists for advice. These men and women make their living studying stocks, and they sound so confident on CNBC. You'd...
  • U.S. Troops Find Abused Cheetah Cubs

    11/25/2005 7:49:45 AM PST · by Fawn · 47 replies · 1,527+ views
    Brietbart.com ^ | Nov 25 8:59 AM US/Eastern | By ANTHONY MITCHELL
    GODE, Ethiopia U.S. troops found two cheetah cubs _ one of them blinded _ being forced to fight each other for the amusement of jeering children in this dusty, forgotten village. The soldiers of the U.S. counterterrorism task force for the Horn of Africa were in the region carrying out humanitarian work when they came across the three-month-old cheetahs "performing" at a restaurant run by Mohamed Hudle. The Djibouti-based task force provides intelligence-gathering help to countries in the region, tries to bolster cooperation and border protection, and mounts humanitarian projects aimed at improving the U.S. military's image among Muslims. The...