The fastest land animal in the world,

Distinguished from other big cats by their smaller size, spotted coats, small heads and ears and distinctive “tear stripes” that stretch from the corner of the eye to the side of the nose.

Mainly gazelles, wildebeest calves, impalas and smaller hoofed animals.

Found mostly in open and partially open savannah, cheetahs rely on tall grasses for camouflage when hunting

They are diurnal (more active in the day) animals and hunt mostly during the late morning or early evening. Only half of the chases, which last from 20 – 60 seconds, are successful.

High cub mortality due to predation by carnivores like lions, hyenas that are incompetion with the cheetah

Genetic inbreeding, leading to abnormalities