Ask an Educator about CheetahsExpand All
Do cheetahs purr or roar?
While other big cats roar, cheetahs actually purr
What do cheetahs eat in the wild?
Cheetahs are carnivores and prey on smaller mammals in the wild. They are a smaller cat compared to the lion and leopard and only have the strength to hunt gazelles, impalas, and the young of larger species. Occasionally they will hunt warthogs, rabbits, and birds
Where are cheetahs native to?
Historically, cheetahs are native throughout all of the African and Asian continents. Currently, they are only found in small pockets in parts of eastern, central, and southwestern Africa with a small isolated population in Iran.
How fast can a cheetah run?
Cheetahs can reach top speeds of 60 to 70mph, but only for short stints of time for about 30 seconds to a minute.