What Biome Does a Cheetah Live In?


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Most cheetahs are found in the savanna biome of Africa, but some cheetahs can be found in Iran, Algeria and Niger. The savanna is a dry grassland, with a vast amount of open space that is ideal for the cheetah to hunt by picking up speed.

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Cheetahs are well-adapted to the savanna, only needing to drink water every three or four days. When hunting, cheetahs can reach speeds of 70 mph to catch their prey. Cheetah claws are non-retractable and work like cleats for optimal traction. Even the cheetah's tail is useful, working like a rudder when the cheetah needs to change direction quickly while running.

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