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The Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the entire world. It can reach speeds of up to 69 miles per hour (110 kilometers per hour).

Pound for pound, Cheetahs are stronger than race horses and have better endurance as well. They also have excellent night vision, which comes in handy when hunting after dark because their prey tends to be more active at night. Cheetahs live around fifteen years in the wild and twenty years in captivity.

The cheetah is a striking animal with thick, golden fur and distinctive black spots. It has a small head and small rounded ears as well as a long tail that serves as balance when it runs. The front legs of the cheetah are much longer than its rear limbs, which helps give it an aerodynamic advantage during running.

Cheetahs live in open savannahs and grasslands where their spotted coats allow them to blend easily into tall grasses and shrubs so they can sneak up on their prey undetected. They hunt mostly at dawn and dusk because those are times when most of their prey is active.

Animal population
7,100
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IUCN Classification
Vulnerable (VU)
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Geeky Facts about the Cheetah

Fact 1

The fastest land animal in the world, a cheetah can reach 112km/h in just three second.

Fact 2

The name cheetah comes from a Hindi word, chita, meaning 'spotted one'.

Fact 3

The cheetah mainly hunts in the day.

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