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                                           Facts about Cheetahs

Cheetahs are the world’s fastest land animal. These big cats can be found in sub-Saharan Africa in open, grassy savannah plains and open forests. They can run at a speed of more than 70 miles per hour. Their slender and long-legged body is built for speed. They also have brilliant eyesight during the day as they can see up to 3 miles away. They have poor night vision. This makes it easy for them to look for prey then sprint to pounce on them. These carnivorous creatures mostly feed upon gazelles, wildebeest calves and smaller hoofed animals.

Quick Facts: –

  • They start reproducing at a relatively young age. There is no specific breeding season for them.
  • They have a gestation period of around 3 months and the litter size is 2-4 cubs.
  • Cheetah’s scientific name is Acinonyx Jubatus.
  • Their average lifespan is about 17 years.
  • They have coarse, short fur with tan skin that has black spots on it. These spots help them to camouflage themselves.
  • There are total 36 different species of cheetahs.
  • They need to drink water once every 3-4 days as they draw the fluid from the food they eat.
  • They are the smallest members of the big cat family. They weigh only 45-60 kilograms.
  • A cheetah knocks down its prey by using their non-retractable sharp claws and them kill it with a suffocating neck bite.
  • They have their characteristics ‘tear stripes’ that run all the way down to their nose starting from eyes.
 

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