the cheetah

Le Guepard

These elegant felines built for racing are the fastest mammals on earth, reaching speeds of 110km/h. They weigh 40-70kg. After a gestation period of 90 days, 3 to 5 cubs are born which the mother brings up alone. They live in grassy savannahs and prairies.

Diet: gazelles and young antelope are cheetahs' usual prey. Worn out from the chase, they are often incapable of defending their catch from lions and hyenas.

Classe 
mammalia
Famille 
felidae
Ordre 
carnivore
Statut 
vulnerable (only 10 000 individuals left)