Using it’s keen sight, this young cheetah spots a herd of impala off in the distance.  The siblings maneuvered to the be downwind of the herd and slowly crept closer to the herd using the few shrubs as camouflage.  However, they still stood out like sore thumbs and the impala easily spotted them in the green grass.  The impala emitted their warning calls to the others in the area and casually moved away from the cheetah.  Seeing that the had been spotted, the cheetah relaxed and moved off into the bush to regroup.  A large percentage of attempted kills by cheetah are unsuccessful and even if they do manage to make a kill, they are routinely pushed off the kill by the much more powerful lions, hyenas and leopards.  These two cheetah appeared quiet young and likely just left their mother to try to attempt to establish a territory of their own. Male siblings will stay together to work as a team, while the female siblings will eventually move off to hunt on their own.

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