Flexible spine increases speed: cheetah
The spine of the cheetah increases its running speed because its flexiblity allows longer stride lengths.
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Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775)
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable
Some organism data provided by: ITIS: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Ergonomic chair "spines", other flexible but connected supports.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Manufacturing