A adult cheetah's weight ranges from 77 to 143 pounds. Cheetah cubs weigh between 5 and 10 ounces at birth. Cheetahs grow to 3.5 to 4.5 feet in length, and have tails of close to 30 inches.
Cheetahs are carnivorous mammals. They live, on average, between 10 and 12 years in the wild. Cheetahs are largely found on the continent of Africa, particularly in the southwestern and eastern regions. Cheetahs can reach 60 miles per hour running in a matter of three seconds, making them the quickest land mammals. An estimated 10,000 cheetahs are still living as of 2014, making them susceptible to becoming endangered due to the expansion of human settlement into their territories.