Food Chain and Habitat
- Cheetahs eat antelope.
- The tall grass helps the cheetah hide and sneak up on animals.
- The desert is easy to run in because it is wide and open.
- A cheetah can eat up to 35 pounds in one seating.
- If the cheetah hunts in a group, it catches bigger antelope.
- If a cheetah hunts alone, it gets smaller antelope.
- Cheetahs live in lairs.
- A cheetah has a pointed pad on the back of it's paw to help it stop almost immediately.
- A cheetah can run at up to 75 miles per hour.
- A cheetah uses it's speed to catch food and stay safe.
- A cheetah's tail helps it stay balanced.
- A cheetah's light weight helps it run faster.
- The cheetah's long legs help it run faster.
- The cheetah has feet like spiked running shoes to run faster.
- The cheetah has a flexible backbone that acts as a spring.
Reasons for Endangerment and critical information
- The cheetah is losing habitat.
- Cheetahs are running out of food.
- Once cheetahs catch an animal, 90% of the time another animal takes it.
- Farmers kill cheetahs to protect live stalk.
- Cheetahs have very little genetic variation.
- People are killing cheetah's food sources.