Favorite Wildlife Friday, endangered species, Vanessa Hudgens, South Africa.
‘High School Musical’ actress Vanessa Hudgens’ fave animal is the star of this week’s Favourite Wildlife Friday. Can you guess Vanessa’s favourite African animal from these clues?
Who am I?
- I am found in sub-Saharan Africa.
- I am a carnivore and prey on other mammals, including antelopes, impalas and gazelles.
- I have powerful back legs, semi-retractable claws and hard paws that help me to reach speeds of 65mph, making me the fastest animal on land.
- I have black tear marks running down from the inside corner of each eye to my mouth. These are thought to help me see my prey better, by absorb sunlight when I’m hunting.
- Males mark their territory by urinating on trees and scraping areas with their hind legs.
- Females live solitary lives and raise their young by themselves, while males can group together to form tribes.
- My young are called cubs. Cubs are usually born in litters of 2-5 and are born with long, grey fur that provides camouflage.
- I am classified as vulnerable to extinction. I’m threatened by habitat loss, disease and a high cub mortality rate.
Have You Guessed?
I am the cheetah, the favorite animal of ‘Sucker Punch’ star Vanessa Hudgens.
Blog Post by Nikela Volunteer Danielle Boobyer