The Speedy Spotted Cheetah
by: Mrs. Kimble
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE CHEETAH IS THE SWIFTEST LAND MAMMAL AT 60 MPH?
Here you can see the cheetah has knocked the gazelle to the ground and bit it's neck to kill it for food.
The Cheetah blends in very well to it's surrounding so that he can sneak up on it's prey easily.
Two Cheetahs, either two males or a female with her litter, attack prey simultaneously.
Cheetahs live in open grasslands in Africa and Asia. Some are found in eastern and southern Africa, little are found in Iran, and many are found in sub-Saharan Africa. The highest population of wild cheetahs is found in Namibia in SW Africa.
Cheetahs are known for their fast speed, and they should be! They are the fastest land mammal in the world! They can reach 70 mph in three seconds! Surprisingly, the quickest animal needs help. Cheetahs are endangered all over the world, with only about 8,500 left in the wild. They are protected by law in most countries where they live. Their biggest threat is losing their habitat. Females actually "chirp" to beckon their young. Cheetahs are the only cats that do not have retractable claws. Though called so, cheetah's are one of the only big cats that cannot roar. Cheetahs will purr, hiss, whine, and GROWL!
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