Cheetahs form no pair bonds and mate freely with members of the opposite sex during any time of the year. The males associate with the females for mating only, and provide no parental care. Cheetahs mate an average of three to five times per day, often with different in...
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.
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.
While seven subspecies of cheetah have been identified, five subspecies are considered valid by most taxonomists. These are Acinonyx jubatus venaticus, Acinonyx jubatus hecki, Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii, Acinonyx jubatus raineyii and Acinonyx jubatus raddei.
According to National Geographic, the average adult cheetah weighs from 77 to 143 pounds. The African cats stand 2.5 to 3 feet tall, are between 3.5 to 4.5 feet in length, and bear tails measuring from 25.5 to 31.5 inches.
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 threat.
While cheetahs live throughout Africa, they are the most abundant in the grasslands of East Africa and the desert areas of Namibia, which is a Southwestern country in Africa. Cheetos can also be seen in various zoos and wildlife reservations.