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King Cheetah LimitedSummerGames
King cheetah single
Details
Lvl req. 1
Type Summer Games
Area Plains
Shop / Animal
Cost Zoo bucks 499 / 499
Gain Veteran/ King cheetah single {{{GainVeteran}}}
Gain 09.2011/ King cheetah single Coins2 16.350
XP 1.635
Every 18 hours
Breeding / Animal
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Cost Zoo bucks 499/499
in 22 hours
Instant Zoo bucks 22/22
Reward for completing a Family
Family XP 1.635
Family Gain Zoo bucks 5
Crossbreeding / Animal
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The King Cheetah is a part of the Summer Games themed collection.

King cheetah modal

The King Cheetah is a rare mutation of Cheetah characterized by a distinct fur pattern. It was first noted in what was then Southern Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe) in 1926. In 1927, the naturalist Reginald Innes Pocock declared it a separate species, but reversed this decision in 1939 due to lack of evidence, but in 1928, a skin purchased by Walter Rothschild was found to be intermediate in pattern between the king cheetah and spotted cheetah and Abel Chapman considered it to be a color form of the spotted cheetah. Twenty-two such skins were found between 1926 and 1974. Since 1927, the king cheetah was reported five more times in the wild. Although strangely marked skins had come from Africa, a live king cheetah was not photographed until 1974 in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Cryptozoologists Paul and Lena Bottriell photographed one during an expedition in 1975. They also managed to obtain stuffed specimens. It appeared larger than a spotted cheetah and its fur had a different texture. There was another wild sighting in 1986—the first in seven years. By 1987, thirty-eight specimens had been recorded, many from pelts.

Its species status was resolved in 1981 when king cheetahs were born at the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre in South Africa. In May 1981, two spotted sisters gave birth there and each litter contained one king cheetah. The sisters had both mated with a wild-caught male from the Transvaal area (where king cheetahs had been recorded). Further king cheetahs were later born at the Centre. It has been known to exist in Zimbabwe, Botswana and in the northern part of South Africa's Transvaal province. A recessive gene must be inherited from both parents for this pattern to appear, which is one reason why it is so rare.


Source: wikipedia.org