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Cheetahs are the fastest animals in the world, but they can only run at top speed for a few minutes before slowing down. Cheetahs don't growl like other big cats, they purr. Cheetahs have excellent eyesight during the da... More »

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The cheetah is the fastest land mammal and can run as fast as 60 to 70 miles per hour. This is about the same speed as a car on the interstate. Though fast, cheetahs can only run short distances, and they require up to 3... More »

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The cheetah is a wildcat that lives in the grasslands of Africa and a small portion of western Asia. Perhaps the most notable fact about this creature is its speed. Scientists have clocked it at running up to 70 miles pe... More »

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