National Geographic : 1943 Feb
© National Geographic Society Painting by Walter A.Weber Fleetest of Beasts, Cheetahs Overtake a Black Antelope as Racing Horsemen LagBehind on an Indian Plain The "hunting leopard," spurting at 70 mph, soon overtakes and kills. A ladle of blood is his reward. He makes adocile, purring pet, sometimes sleeping with his trainer. Faster than the greyhound, Acinonyx jubatus resembles a canine in his non-retractile claws and long, doggy legs.