Facts About Cheetahs

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Cheetahs are known to be the fastest-running animals on land that belong to the family of the cat. And if the lions are called the ‘œking of the jungle,’ then the cheetahs are called the ‘œprince of the jungle.’ They have the ability to run at speeds of 60 miles per hour within the time limit of 3.4 seconds and can accelerate up to 65 miles per hour.

Fact 1: The favorite food or prey of the cheetah is the antelope.

Fact 2: The tail of a cheetah is one of the reasons why they run so fast. Other kinds of cats have a rounded tail, while the cheetahs have a flat-surface tail. With the help of their tails, they can maintain their balance.

Fact 3: The scientific name of the cheetah is Acinonyx jubatus.

Fact 4: The etymology of the word ‘œcheetah’ came from the Hindi that means ‘œspotted one.’

Fact 5: The cheetah is known to be the most endangered big cat in the world, and their population is becoming more and more extinct because of the people who hunt them.

Fact 6: The young cheetah cub will stay with its mother for 16 to 24 months only and afterwards they will live on their own.

Fact 7: The different prey of cheetah are: small antelope, game birds, springbok, rabbits, steenbok, hartebeest, duikers, oryx, impala, roan, kudu, sable, and warthogs.

Fact 8: Male and female cheetahs only meet with each other when they are going to mate and male cheetahs do not have the task of raising the cubs.

Fact 9: The territories of males have the range of 300 square miles.

Fact 10: Cheetahs can be mostly found in Northern Iran and the sub-Saharan Africa.

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