Cheetahs sleep wherever they like and are typically not concerned about sleeping out in the open as long as the spot is shady. The cheetah knows how fast it is and it knows that it can quickly escape should there be a th... 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 »

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 »

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 »

The cheetah is endangered due to a combination of genetic frailties and the adverse effects of a dwindling habitat. The species has also been decimated by farmers seeking to protect their herds. More »

Cheetahs live 10 to 12 years in their natural habitat. Most cheetahs are found in eastern and southwestern Africa, but their numbers are dwindling. It is estimated that there are 7,000 to 10,000 cheetahs left in the wild... More »

A cheetah has spots because the spots act as camouflage, helping the animal to blend more effectively into the grasslands where it lives. Not only is its fur spotted, but so is its skin. More »