National Geographic : 1957 Apr
SNational Geographic Society 506 Robert F. Sisson and Donald McBain, National Geographic Staff Cheetahs, Swiftest Hunters on Four Legs, Show Cats' Faces on Doglike Bodies Easily tamed and trained, cheetahs respond to their names and follow their masters like dogs. Indian noble men employ them in hunts. Though a true cat, Acinonyx jubatus is shaped like a Great Dane and his blunt claws are not fully retractile. His speed has been clocked at an incredible 70 miles an hour.