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WATCH: What happens when a Formula E car and one of nature’s fastest animals go head-to-head?

 What happens when you line a cheetah up against an FIA Formula E Championship car in a head-to-head drag race? FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile)  Formula E released a video of a race between cheetah and and Formula E Championship car and it is going viral. Just picture it - Jean-Eric Vergne, a Formula E car and...a cheetah on a desolate landing strip in southern Africa. Not your everyday scenario and, luckily, we won't make you imagine it for long. "We knew the similarities in performance…

Cheetahs ‘sprinting’ towards extinction: wildlife study

LONDON: Cheetahs are "sprinting" to extinction due to habitat loss and other forms of human impact, according to a new study out this week which called for urgent action to save the world's fastest land animals. Cheetah numbers in Zimbabwe have plunged by more than 85 percent in 16 years and fewer than 50 individuals survive in Iran, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) warned. The report's authors said cheetahs should be listed as "Endangered" instead of "Vulnerable" on the…