Ask an Educator about Cheetahs
Yes, cheetahs are known to purr and make a wide variety of sounds, but are not able to roar the way lions and panthers do. Go on our Cheetah Insider Tour at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and learn all about these amazing creatures!
Cheetahs are the fastest land animal, reaching speeds up to 70 mph for short bursts to catch their prey. Try to catch a run demonstration by visiting the cheetah habitat at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Cheetahs evolved their impressive speed to catch and feed on prey primarily consisting of small antelope species. Get an inside look at how we care for and feed our cheetahs on the Cheetah Insider Tour.
In their natural environments, cheetahs can be found throughout many parts of Africa in open grasslands and savanna woodlands. The Cheetah Run is designed to mimic their natural habitat and includes a track for their run demonstrations.