Critical Info, Adaptations

The cheetah's speed helped the cheetah catch its prey and its pelt helps camouflage. These features helped the cheetah adapt to its surrounding well. However, even though the cheetah is the fastest animal on earth, it does not guarantee survival. The way of life for the cheetah is difficult. Many male cheetahs are infertile so they cannot father cubs. Also, cubs only have a 5% chance of surviving to adulthood. The remainder dies of starvation, disease, and other predators, like other big cats. These quick cats also have been hunted by humans for their fur and been killed as threats to a farmer's livestock. The cheetah's hunting grounds have been fenced by farmers, making them unable to run freely. Wherever cheetahs cannot run free, they cannot survive.

Links to Other Endangered Animals in Africa

Work Cited

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Cheetah. Magisto, 2013. Film. 22 Apr 2013.