Newborn cheetahs remain hidden until they are 5 or 6 weeks old. During the next year, the young cubs learn life skills like hunting from their mom. They wean around 3 months old, but they stay with their mom until they a... More »

Female cheetahs are polyestrous, meaning they ovulate several times per year, according to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center. The cheetah's estrous cycle, similar to menstruation in humans, is 12 days long, with o... More »

Leopards begin life after a 90 to 105 day gestation period, then nurse from their mothers for up to three months. They reach sexual maturity at 2.5 years and have a lifespan of between 10 and 15 years when in the wild. More »

According to the general consensus among biologists, a cougar’s life cycle starts when the mother reaches sexual maturity, usually at the age of 1 ½ years. It ends with the death of the litter. More »

Occasionally, cheetahs are attacked by larger predators such as lions, hyenas and leopards. For adult cheetahs, this is a rare occurrence, but for cheetah cubs, the mortality rate reaches around 90 percent. More »

Cheetahs drink water. Like nearly all other animals, cheetahs require water to support vital internal processes. They can, however, live up to 10 days without any water. More »

Cheetahs use their incredible speed to catch their prey. While cheetahs will eat just about any animal they can catch, some of their primary prey species include Thomson’s gazelles and impala. Cheetahs evolved a number o... More »