Table 2.

Whole-stride variables

VariableDomestic 4 (16)Serval 2 (7)Ocelot 2 (7)Lynx 1 (4)Leopard 1 (3)Cheetah 3 (12)Cougar 3 (10)Lion 3 (9)Tiger 5 (18)rP
Fore DF (%)62±160±259±268±262±265±167±166±167±10.550.119
Hind DF (%)59±160±160±267±260±164±166±166±166±10.600.089
v (cm s-1)80±385±687±979±5173±11103±475±481±575±3-0.180.648
f (Hz)1.5±0.071.1±0.071.3±0.091.0±0.061.4±0.070.84±0.010.90±0.030.76±0.030.69±0.01-0.720.028
SL (%HLL)165±3183±8163±12122±3159±7142±3130±4129±3129±3-0.590.095
v (%HLL s-1)244±10199±19213±15125±7227±14126±5118±699±791±4-0.650.072
Fr 0.25±0.020.20±0.030.27±0.050.16±0.020.48±0.070.16±0.010.11±0.010.10±0.010.09±0.01-0.500.170
  • Values are means ± s.e.m. Number of individuals (and strides measured) are indicated beneath each species. DF, duty factor; v, forward speed; f, frequency; SL, stride length; HLL, hindlimb length; Fr, Froude number (v2 divided by gravitational acceleration × the midstance hip height).