21 Jun '15, 11am

Happy #WorldGiraffeDay! Here's a huge giraffe kiss from Lucy! #SingaporeZoo

Happy #WorldGiraffeDay! Here's a huge giraffe kiss from Lucy! #SingaporeZoo

Famed for being the fastest animal on land, the cheetah can go from zero to 60 kilometres per hour in three strides. At top speed of 112 kilometres per hour and non-retractable claws that act like spikes on running shoes, you can say these fast cats are natural born sprinters! In the Zoo, our cheetahs are given room to roam. Their spacious exhibit is furnished with plenty of low lying branches and fallen trunks for the cheetahs to rest on, as they would in the wild. Head to the cheetah observation hut where a clear glass window allows you to get a really close look at the cheetahs. Here you can observe their famous black ‘tear lines’ that run around the eyes all the way down to the corners of their mouths. These distinctive markings distinguish them from the leopard and jaguar. The tear lines also function to block out glare from the sun in the blistering savannah grasslands.

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