Gait Characteristics of Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) and Greyhounds (Canis lupus familiaris) Running on Curves

  title={Gait Characteristics of Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) and Greyhounds (Canis lupus familiaris) Running on Curves},
  author={Hiroshi Ichikawa and Taiki Matsuo and Megumi Haiya and Yasuo Higurashi and Naomi Wada},
  journal={Mammal Study},
  pages={199 - 206}
Abstract. Turning ability is a factor that determines success in hunting prey and escaping from predators. However, little is understood about the biomechanics of turning at high speeds. We investigated gait characteristics of the cheetah and greyhound while running in a straight line and on curves. Four cheetahs and four greyhounds were filmed running around a 400-m track consisting of two 80-m straights and two bends with a radius of 38 m in a counterclockwise direction. The animals were… 

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