Cheetah


Cheetahs

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Cheetahs are known for their speed and are the fastest land animal on earth. Did you know they can reach speeds up to 61 miles per hour? Cheetahs possess an enlarged heart, oversized liver, adrenals, bronchi, and lungs, and large arteries — adaptations necessary for an animal that relies on explosive speed to capture prey.  They once roamed much of Africa and Asia but are now endangered due to loss of habitat, lack of prey food and human interaction.

 

We’ve assembled a collection of diverse and engaging cheetah resources on topics such as: Awesome Adaptations, Population Dynamics, Endangered Species, Genetic Diversity, and Habitat Protection.

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Cheetah Resources

  • Cheetah with cub

    Teacher Toolbox

    Is a cheetah an herbivore or a carnivore?  Where do cheetahs live?  This Teacher's Toolbox contains a broad variety of instructional resources to complement your cheetah adventures, including a list of vocabulary words, links to video resources, and educational activities.

    Teacher Toolbox

  • Pair of cheetahs

    Saving a Species Video Series

    This episode explores the design and performance as well as the lives and challenges faced by one of the world's foremost predators, the cheetah.

    Saving a Species: Cheetahs can be watched in multiple parts or as a full episode.  Looking for quiz questions to ask before and after each episode segment?  Check out the Pre- and Post-Viewing Questions in the Teacher Toolbox. 

    Video Series

  • Cheetah on a rock

    Animal InfoBooks

    Learn about cheetahs — a high performance cat with amazing speed.  Dig deeper into scientific classifications, specialized adaptations, what these amazing animals eat, and more.

    Cheetah InfoBook

  • Cheetahs at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Cheetahs at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    A coalition of cheetahs lives in Tampa Bay!  At Busch Gardens, park guests can get closer than ever to the world's fastest land animal.  The cheetahs can be seen lounging, playing or chasing at Cheetah Run, located near the Cheetah Hunt attraction. 

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  • Cheetah face

    Activities

    Schooling at home? Keep your students engaged with these cheetah-themed activities.