Cheetah

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Name: Cheetah

Class: Mammal

Origin: Sub-Saharan Africa & Parts of Iran

Habitat: Dry Open Grasslands

Size: 112cm-150cm & 25kg-70kg

Speed: 75mph

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

Fascinating Facts
  • 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.
Photo Credit: Charles J Sharp