Katerina Ferkovich

What the cheetah looks like

The cheetah has black spots all over their body. Their fur is tan. They are skinny with long legs. They have smaller heads and ears and they have black lines coming down from their eyes and it looks like they are crying.

What it eats and where it lives

They eat meat like gazelles, wildebeests, calves, impalas, and other animals with hooves. They knock the prey down and they bite them in the neck. They live in the wild in parts of eastern, central, and southwestern Africa and a portion of Iran. They live on the savannah and like to hide in the tall grass to camouflage when hunting.

Interesting facts

When the cheetah runs it uses their tail to help them turn directions.

Cheetahs don't roar but they purr like a cat.

The cheetah is the fastest animal on land in the world.

Why it is endangered

Now there are 9,000 to 12,000 cheetahs in Africa and only 200 in Iran. They are losing their habitat, there are fewer animals that they eat, and humans kill them.

What is being done to help it

Conservationists are trying to teach African farmers to keep the cheetah away from their animals so they do not have to kill them. They are trying to make harder anti poaching laws stricter. They are trying to save their habitat. To help the cheetah we can even adopt one and send money to keep it safe.

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