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The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is an atypical member of the cat family (Felidae) that hunts by sight and speed rather than by stealth. It is the fastest of all terrestrial animals and can reach speeds of over 110 km/h (60 mph) in short bursts.

Cheetah cubs have a high mortality rate due to genetic factors and predation by carnivores, in competition with the cheetah, such as the lion and hyena. Certain biologists now claim that they are too inbred to flourish as a species.

Cheetahs are included on the IUCN list: vulnerable species (African subspecies threatened, Asiatic subspecies in critical situation) as well as on the US ESA: threatened species - Appendix I of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).



The cheetah's body is svelte and muscular, though it seems slender and almost fragile in build. Its chest is deep and its waist narrow. It has a small head and short muzzle, high-placed eyes, large nostrils, and small round ears. The fur of the cheetah is fauve yellow with round black spots and black tear lines on the sides of the muzzle. The adult animal weighs from 39 to 65 kg. Its total body length is from 112 to 135 cm, while the tail can measure up to 84 cm.

The genus name, Acinonyx, means "no-move-claw" in Greek, while the species name, jubatus, means "maned" in Latin, a reference to the mane found in cheetah cubs. It is the only cat that cannot completely retract its claws. Even when retracted, the claws remain visible and are used for grip during the cheetah's acceleration and maneuvering.

The English word "cheetah" comes from Hindi chiitaa, which is perhaps derived from Sanskrit chitraka, meaning "the spotted one". Other major European languages use variants of the medieval Latin gattus pardus, meaning "cat-leopard": French guépard; Italian ghepardo; Spanish guepardo; and German Gepard.

Females give birth to 3 to 5 cubs, after a gestation of 90 to 95 days. The cubs weigh from 150 to 300 g at birth. They leave their mother between 13 and 20 months after birth. The cheetah can live over 20 years. Unlike other felines, the adult females do not have true territories and seem to avoid each other. Males sometimes form small groups, especially when they came from the same litter.

Cheetahs are carnivores, eating mostly mammals under 40 kg, including gazelles, impala, gnu calves, and hares. Prey is stalked to about ten meters' distance, then chased. A hunt is usually over in less than a minute and if the cheetah fails to make a quick catch, it will often give up rather than waste energy.

Cheetahs are found in the wild only in Africa, but in the past their range extended into northern India and the Iranian plateau, where they were domesticated by aristocrats and used to hunt antelopes in much the same way as is still done with members of the greyhound family.

The cheetah prefers to live in an open biotope, such as semi-desert, prairie, and thick brush.

Cheetahs have unusually low genetic variability and high abnormal sperm count. It is thought that they went through a prolonged period of inbreeding following a genetic bottleneck during the last ice age. They probably evolved in Africa during the Miocene epoch (26 million to 7.5 million years ago), before migrating to Asia. Now extinct species include: Acinonyx pardinensis (Pliocene epoch), much larger than modern cheetahs and found in Europe, India, and China; Acinonyx intermedius (mid-Pleistocene period), found over the same range; and Miracinonyx inexpectatus, Miracinonyx studeri, and Miracinonyx trumani (early to late Pleistocene epoch), found in North America.
Taxonmony
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
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Cheetah
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Cheetah in a tree
Cheetah
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Safari Cam Live
Mother and cubs
Cheetah
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Safari Cam Live
Three Cheetahs
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National Geographic - Creature Feature Archive
Cheetah pursuing gazelles
Cheetah
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Oklahoma City Zoo
Cheetahs at Oklahoma city zoo
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theBigZoo.com
Cheetah Walking
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theBigZoo.com
Cheetah Walking
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Arkive.org
Nice selection of Cheetah video clips available in various formats
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PBS
Cheetahs and Gazelles, the chase!
Cheetah
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ShowPoppers - Stock Footage
Cheetah Lying Down Close Up
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ShowPoppers - Stock Footage
Cheetah Lying Down Long Shot
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Cheetah chasing and catching gazelle on plain
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Cheetah chasing gazelle
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Cheetah carrying young gazelle
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Young cheetahs eating gazelle
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Mother cheetah bring gazelle kill to young
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Cheetah sitting on small hill
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Cheetah beginning to run in Masai Mara
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PBS
Hunting Lesson. The Cheetah mom teaching her cubs to hunt.
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Cheetah Running
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Catching a Ball
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National Geographic
Lives of Cheetahs
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