King Cheetah

The King Cheetah is a rare mutation of cheetah characterized by a different pelt pattern.It was first noted in 1926 in Zimbabwe. Since 1927 King Cheetah were reported 5 more times in the wild. A live king cheetah was not photographed until 1974 in South Africa's Kruger National Park.It appeared larger than the spotted cheetah and have different pattern.By 1987, 38 specimens had been recorded, many from pelts.This cheetah has been reported in Zimbabwe, Botswana and in northern part of South Africa's Transvaal province.

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