Cheetahs are terrestrial animals, and they often seek shelter in the shade of trees after sunset. They choose trees where they feel secure and have less potential of encountering a predator in the middle of the night. Th... More »

Amanda Blake is best known for her role as "Miss Kitty Russell" on the long-running Western television series "Gunsmoke." Blake and her third husband, Frank Gilbert, ran one of the very first cheetah breeding programs. T... More »

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 juba... More »

Cheetahs are generally unable to climb trees. Cheetahs' claws are semi-retractable and blunt in comparison to those of other cats. As the fastest land animal in the world, cheetahs' claws are better adapted for running a... More »

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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 »

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 »