Slower speed, tricky turns give prey a chance against cheetahs and lions

A treasure trove of chase data from the wild shows how to escape more athletic predators

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FAST CATS Big cats like this cheetah may be more athletic than their prey, but life-and-death chases are about more than speed. Sharp turns may give prey their best chance at escape.

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