Cheetahs!

In: Graphic Design (general) Innovative Science

2 Oct 2012

To be honest, I get submitted so many crap info-posters, I almost didn’t catch this one. Lots of interesting content, and the animation is a nice aesthetic innovation (though probably not really necessary, of course).

Cheetah: Nature's Speed Machine, by Jacob O'Neal

In related news, the Washington DC Zoo has had a steady crop of adorable cheetah cubs the past few years. Click the link for some awww-some pictures.

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2 Responses to Cheetahs!

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Laura

October 4th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Why does the background of this poster have LEOPARD spots instead of cheetah spots!? Cheetah spots are solid dots. Leopard spots are the rosettes with the negative space. I see this mix-up all the time (like people calling leopard print “cheetah print” or even calling leopards cheetahs) and as cheetahs are my favorite animal, it bugs the hell out of me! SIGH. Other than that, very nice poster.

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Trevor

October 11th, 2012 at 9:39 am

Another interesting fact about cheetahs: They had an evolutionary bottleneck (sharp drop in numbers) in prehistory which caused their DNA to very similar between individuals. So much so, that you can graft skin from one to any other? Please correct me if I’m wrong.

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