Two new Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus). have arrived at Parco Zoo Falconara.
Azizi and Ayari are the names of these two young individuals hosted at the Zoo.
They are brothers of two years of age and come from Safaripark Beekse- Bergen in Holland.
The Cheetahs were born in capitivity in the Dutch structure and transfered to Parco Zoo Falconara thanks to a European programme for species that are at risk of becoming exstinct (EEP).
In nature they live in the African Continent and are considered the fastest land animals in the world, able to reach 110 km per hour in very few seconds. These felines have unique characteristics, like for example, claws that do not retract. Furthermore, the scientific name of the species jubatusmeans ' mane bearer', this is referred to the fur found on the younger animals' backs.