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What's the difference: cheetah or leopard?

What's the difference: cheetah or leopard?

Both are spotted and swifty, but leopards and cheetahs have some major differences. Let us know if you can tell them apart at HowStuffWorks.


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  • Robey, Jason. "Swimming Lions." Animal Planet. (Aug. 15, 2008)http://animal.discovery.com/fansites/wildkingdom/lions/field/field.html
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