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.