Big Cats

By Lotus Petals

Cheetahs

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Overview Of Cheetahs

Cheetahs are definetely an amazing animal - in fact - the fastest in the world. These bolting big cats can reach up to 113 kilometers per hour. Since cheetahs go so fast when they run, they use their tails as steering wheels to guide them. Female cheetahs live alone while males tend to live in groups of 2-3.

Diet of Cheetahs

Cheetahs are carnivores.

Where Cheetahs Live

Cheetahs live in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia. Cheetahs also normally live in grasslands, mountains, and savannahs.

Lions

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Overview of Lions

Lions live together in groups called prides. They are the only species of big cats to live in a group. Did you know that females generally do the most hunting? It's true! The males protect the pride, though. And the lion sleeps for around 16-20 hours a day! Lions are 6x more sensitive to light than humans are, they have very good night vision! They normally life 10-14 years.

Diet of Lions

Lions are carnivores.

Where Lions Live

Lions only live in savannahs, grassland, and open woodlands in the areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and a small population in India.

Tigers

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Overview of Tigers

Tigers, an amazing animal that can kill animals over twice its size, is an astounding big cat that deserves more attention. Tigers are descendants of saber-tooth cats, a big cat from times as far back as to before humans walked the Earth. These beautiful big cats are just like snowflakes! No two tigers have the exact same stripes.

Diet of Tigers

These ferocious felines are carnivores. They hunt buffalo, deer, wild pigs, and other large animals. They will also eat wild boar, monkies, lizards, and sometimes even porcupines.

About Tiger Cubs

Female tigers can give birth to 2-6 tiger cubs per litter. To raise these little tigers, the females get little to no help from the males. Tiger cubs are not permitted to hunt until they are 18 months old, and they normally stay with their mothers until they are 2-3 years old. After that, they set off to find their own territory to live in.

Citations

1. "Cheetah." Amazing Facts about Cheetahs | OneKind. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Aug. 2016.
2. "Lion." Amazing Facts about Lions | OneKind. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Aug. 2016.

3. "Tiger." Amazing Facts about Tigers | OneKind. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Aug. 2016.