Cheetah

By Andrew Sturtevant

Classification Order

Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Class:Mammalia

Order:Carnivora

Family:Felidae

Genus:Acinonyx

Species:A. Jubatus

Evolutionary Relationships

Lion

Panther

Leopard

House Cat

Tiger

Cougar

Habitat

Cheetah's live in the upper middle of Africa, and the southern most part of Africa

Diet

Gazelle

Deer

Impala

Hares

Guinea Fowl

Social Interactions

Cheetahs don't mate for life, they only mate until the children can handle themselves and they hunt on their own.

Speed

cheetahs can reach up to 93 km/h while running and hunting.
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Endangerment Status

Cheetahs are very endangered due to poachers.

Size and Weight

Size: 30 inches at the shoulder


Weight: 110-120 pounds

Behavior

Mating: cheetahs only mate to take care of their young

Protective: cheetahs are very protective of their territory

Interesting Facts

A cheetah's feet don't touch the ground for more than half of the time it's running.

Interesting Facts

Cheetahs are very vocal. They make a unique bird-like sound called a "chirrup" when they're excited or calling their cubs. They can't roar like lions or tigers, but they do growl, hiss, snarl, moan, bleat and purr.