Cheetah

Giancarlo Tiburcio Period 1 May 10 2016

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Habitat

The cheetah's habitat is in grasslands and live in Africa, south of the Sahara and the size of the group is called solitary. (World Book Kids) They also live in grassy savanna plains (Arkive).
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Movement

The cheetah uses its legs to run and move around. They have 4 legs to run with and the legs work by moving they run and they can reach speeds of 70 miles (110 kilometers) Per Hour (World Book Kids).
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Body covering

Cheetahs have yellow fur with black dots (Shepard Software). Cheetah's are vertebrates they have a flexible spine (Arikve).
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Diet

Cheetah's eat


  • Antelope
  • Gazelles
  • Impala
  • Puku
  • Hares and other small animals
  • water(World Book Kids). They eat carnivore animals and cheetahs are carnivore. Cheetah's only eat a whole animal and they don't eat until they get hungry (Arkive)
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Reproduction

Cheetahs reproduce sexually. Are internal. The baby cheetah develops inside the female. There are 3 to 5 newborns and a fact is a baby cheetah is also called a cub (A-Z Animals)
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Adaptions

Cheetahs are active during the day and female cheetahs' home ranges can be very large and trying to build a territory around several females' ranges is impossible to defend (Shepard Software).

Cheetahs predators are lion, some humans, and hyenas.

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Other info

  • Lifespan is 10 to 12 years
  • Length is 6 to 7 1/2 including the tail.
  • Height is 3 feet (90 centimeters) tall at the shoulder.
  • 77 to 143 pounds is the weight
  • cheetahs are warm-blooded. (World Book Kids)

Work cited

"Cheetah." Arkive. Liana Vitali, n.d. Web. 15 May 2016.
<http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/animals/mammals/

"Cheetah." a-z Animals. Kai Koyote, n.d. Web. 15 May 2016.
<http://a-z-animals.com/animals/cheetah/>.

"Cheetah." Shepard Software. Brad Shepard, n.d. Web. 14 May 2016.
<http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/animals/mammals/
cheetah.htm>.

"Cheetah." World Book Kids. N.p.: n.p., 2016. N. pag. World Book Kids. Web. 13
May 2016. <http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home#animalsworld/
lmammals>.