The cheetah is the world’s fastest land mammal. With acceleration that would leave most automobiles in the dust, a cheetah can go from 0 to 60 miles an hour in only three seconds. These big cats are quite nimble at high speed and can make quick and sudden turns to catch fast prey.
Before unleashing their speed, cheetahs use their keen eyesight to scan their grassland environment for signs of prey. This big cat is a daylight hunter and they have a distinctive spotted coat that allows it to blend easily into high, dry grasses.
Cheetahs eat all kinds of meat they can find. They love to munch on antelope and hares. These fast, energetic animals only need to drink every 3 to 4 days.
Female cheetahs typically have a litter of three cubs and live with them for one and a half to two years. Young cubs spend their first year learning from their mother and practicing hunting techniques with playful games. Male cheetahs live alone or in small groups, often with their littermates.
These fast, spotted animals are becoming sparse in the world. Only 10,000 remain in the wild because of poachers and new settlers.
These fast fierce cheetahs are going to get you.