What Is the Typical Diet of a Wild Cheetah?


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In the wild, the typical diet of a cheetah includes small herd animals that can be separated from the pack, including wildebeest calves, gazelles and impalas. Cheetahs, which are the fastest mammals on the planet, kill their prey by outrunning them, pouncing on them and then delivering a fatal neck bite.

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The cheetah's great speed is a significant advantage, and cheetahs can reach speeds of 60 miles in hour in 3 seconds. This speed makes it easier for cheetahs to catch their prey, but after the kill, they are vulnerable to having their spoils stolen by other animals. Cheetahs usually drag their prey away before eating it.

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