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Cheetah and Man in History
Several millennia ago, the hunters of the Euphrates and the Egyptians domesticated cheetahs into hunting assistants. In Europe, in the 10th century, William-the-Conqueror appreciated original huntings where cheetahs played the role of greyhounds. In the 16th century, the great Mughal Akbar would have owned nearly 1000 cheetahs and treated his favorite with the respect due to a prince. In the manner of falconers, all these trainers blinded the cheetah with a hood, releasing it only at the approach of the game. Recovering vision, it instantly rushed on the sudden target.
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