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Facts About Cheetahs

The world’s fastest land animal runner!

We all know that Cheetah is a long-legged fastest land animal runner that eats impalas, smaller animals than them, wildebeest calves and gazelles, identified with tan as their skin color with black spots all over their bodies.

Way back in 1900, there are at least 100,000 cheetahs but in our recent generation their population decreased to 9,000 to 12,000 remaining in the world.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important fact about Cheetah that you should know and how they do wonders even if living alone.

  1. They live in grasslands, savannahs and mountain terrains where the other wild animals can be found too.
  2. They can live as long as 10 to 12 years and they have scientific name which is Acinonyx jubatus.
  3. Female cheetahs can live alone while male cheetahs live with at least 3 or 4 brothers and sisters with them.

Did we ever mention that cheetahs are lighter than excavators? The total weight of the cheetah is 77-143lbs while a Scottsdale Excavation excavator weighs 1500lbs?

Female Cheetah

Mothers can give birth to 3-4 cubs within 90 days and hide them from den to den as she goes out hunting food for her babies. Cubs can open their eyes widely after 5 to 8 days they were born and they can live independently when they reached 16-18 months.

Despite their ability to run fast, Cheetah has a very poor eye sight at night and they cannot climb tall trees, science people who don’t have an answer for this yet.

 

Native Habitat

Cheetah can only be found in selected countries like Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania situated in East Africa while in Southern Africa, cheetah can be found in Botswana.

Now that you know the basic facts about cheetah, you will no longer be confused when you see one and a tiger.

 

A Closer Look about the Differences of Tiger and Cheetah

Tiger features a long body with black and white stripes on their body, sharp teeth but short neck while cheetah is tan in color and their body is covered with black spots, blessed with excellent eyesight during the day to catch its prey.

As you finish reading this article, you will identify all the differences of these mammals.

Types of tigers:

  1. Bengal
  2. Caspian
  3. Javan
  4. Malayan
  5. Siberian
  6. Indochinese
  7. Bali
  8. South China

Types of Cheetah

  1. Northwest African
  2. Acinonys Jubatux Velox
  3. Acinonyx Jubatus Raineyii
  4. Asiatic
  5. South African

Weight

A person cannot possibly carry a tiger since it’s duly heavy 306kg while cheetah is lighter with 35 to 65kgs only.

 

Eye sight

Tigers are indeed a strong wild animal that can hunt its prey even at the darkest hour of the night while there are still cheetahs that can hunt any time they want but some of them have poor eyesight while hunting for their food at night.

Diet

Cheetah can only swallow animals like impalas, wildebeest calves and gazelles, the tiger is stronger enough to kill and make the following animals to be its prey:

  1. Wild pigs
  2. Ambar deer
  3. Water buffalo
  4. Dogs
  5. Leopards
  6. Crocodile
  7. Phytons

Daily Cleaning Routine

Cheetah mainly uses their paws to clean entirely themselves and lick their fur while the tiger does the latter by using their tongue to remove dirt from their fur. The main reason why they use their tongues to clean is that they’re tongues has oils that secreted from their glands.

Stay tuned with us to learn more information about wild animals, we aim to provide you the utter information about them that others do not bother to create.

 

Practical Tips and Tricks to Pet a Cheetah at Home

Planning to take home a cheetah as your new pet, there are things you should consider. Compared to dogs that you can have them as long as you have a budget or someone gave it to you as a gift companion, there are regions and countries that do not allow you to have cheetah as your pet.

Here are the few reminders if you really want to take home cheetah, you’ll thank as later!

  1. Prepare your budget

Taking care of a cheetah will require you to prepare your budget as it needs to be checked by a veterinarian to keep it healthy. It’s the same as you need to see your Acupuncturist to keep healthy. Plus, you need to feed them at least 15lbs of raw meat daily to maintain its good health and to be strong as well.

  1. Consult the local and state laws

There are states or region that prohibits anyone in the community to own a cheetah as their pet as it might bring anyone in the society in danger. You need to acquire a license or permission from them, or else you will just waste your money when the authorities find it out.

  1. Give them living quarters

Cheetahs are not supposed to be caged nor place over a minimal place, it will drive them to be tough and feeling alone so every time you come near them they’ll show you anger. It’s strongly advised to provide them their own space, and when we say space, it must be ample size to roam around and be content.

Cheetahs were often preferred by rich and high profile people to be their companion like the American celebrities Josephine Baker and Phyllis Gordon. They travel the world with their cheetahs. There are also residents in United Arab Emirates who chose to keep cheetahs as their pet, at some point, Cheetahs help them in hunting in Africa.

Top Cheetah Facts

The quickest creature on land, a cheetah may run up to 96 km/h (60 mph). They live across the majority of the African continent, some southern part of Asian countries and also in the Middle East. Unfortunately, none in my hometown, Bellingham, Washington!

The cheetah is very easily recognized from all other cats, not just by the unique marks, but also by its rangy and loose build, high-set eyes, small head, and flattened, small ears.

Here are a Few Exciting Facts About Cheetahs.

Fact:-1

Cheetahs are the quickest of almost all the land mammals.

Fact:-2

Cheetahs are in reality able of producing excellent bursts of speed, getting from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than three seconds.

Fact:-3

Most often regarded the smallest of all the big cats, Cheetahs are unique because they can only purr and never roar such as the other great cats.

Fact:-4

An additional distinctive feature of the Cheetah is the presence of the semi-retractable paws which let them sustain their grip on the earth in pursuit of high speed.

Fact:-5

Cheetahs also provide distinct marks on their cheeks, similar to ‘tears,’ which represent sunlight and also help the cat to see long distances in the course of a chase.

Fact:-6

Basically, they are born with the purpose of killing. Cheetahs have long structured bodies and a tail like a rudder, which supports the cat throughout any chase.

Fact:-7

However, some other adaptations can be found which have allowed the Cheetah to develop into a great predator. These consist of big lungs, heart and wide nostrils. These help the cat during a particularly stress-filled charge.

Fact:-8

Because of the substantial effort with which the Cheetahs put into hunting, they tire very easily. Their body temperature reaches high levels after their sprint, and they need to rest afterwards. This is the time that cheetahs are susceptible to opportunistic predators.

 

Fact:-9

Because of the levels of competition, cheetahs hunt throughout the day rather than nighttime, and eat immediately after killing the prey.

 

Fact:-10

Cheetahs usually prey upon impalas, springboks, and gazelles by taking a bite at the throat to destroy the windpipe of the victim. Having a success level of almost 50%, Cheetahs are among the most diligent of all the hunting cats.

 

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Cheetah Visitor and Fantastic Meals

As an employee of the local zoo, I gain a lot of spectacular benefits…

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That is our newest resident to the zoo, a cheetah cub! Her name is Sally.

It is so difficult to take care of a cheetah cub; the survival rate is so low. We have transported her from Africa and I have her in my home today. I’ll be bringing her to the zoo tomorrow.

If you’re interested in knowing more about caring for cheetahs:

Here’s some information from Pet Helpful.

Here’s a useful forum within Reddit.

 

After Sally leaves the house, I’ll need to do a big carpet cleaning job. I’ve already booked an appointment with a carpet cleaner for a THOROUGH cleaning tomorrow. These cubs shed an unbelievable amount of hair! Especially since I’m having my baby shower tomorrow catered by some wedding caterers in Bellingham.

Here’s another photo – source of the dirty carpets:

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Biggest Cheetah Fan!

I grew up with Cheetahs in Africa!

Ever since a child, growing up in Africa, I’ve been the biggest Cheetah fan. I plan to visit later this year, and see them again.

Right now, I’m planning my “safari” back home.

Here’s a photo of my mom back home. She is a natural with the Cheetahs and she is a professional photographer, too!

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