Ask an Educator about Cheetahs
While other big cats roar, cheetahs actually purr
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
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.
Cheetahs can reach top speeds of 60 to 70mph, but only for short stints of time for about 30 seconds to a minute.