Origin: Sub-Saharan Africa & Parts of Iran
Habitat: Dry Open Grasslands
Size: 112cm-150cm & 25kg-70kg
Diet: Gazelles, Impalas & Wildebeest Calves
Predators: Eagles, Hyenas, Lions & Baboons
Attack/Defense: They use both stealth and speed to hunt their prey, skulking slowly and quietly before accelerating rapidly and catching their victim.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable
Life Expectancy: 12 years
- They are Africas most endangered big cat with less than 10,000 left in the wild.
- Unlike other big cats cheetahs can not roar.
- When running cheetahs use their tails to help them change direction much like a rudder on a boat.