The cheetah has made a number of behavioral adaptations to increase survival chances, which range from staying close to the mother when young to avoid predators and the mother hiding cubs in holes or bushes while she gat... More »

Behavioral adaptation is the process by which an organism or a species changes its pattern of action to better suit its environment. It is contrasted with structural adaptation, which is the appearance of physical featur... More »

Chimpanzees are highly intelligent mammals that can learn how to use tools, such as twigs, leaves and blades of grass to extract food and water. They also construct nests made of leaves and branches on tops of trees to a... More »

Cheetahs are solitary animals, and the mother is usually found either alone or with her cubs. For six weeks after their birth, she keeps them hidden in a den while she hunts; after that, the cubs are old enough to follow... More »

Male cheetahs may live alone or in small groups, usually with their litter mates; adult females tend to live with their cubs for up to two years. Otherwise, adult females live alone and are less social than males. 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 »

According to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, baby cheetahs are called cubs, similarly to other large, wild felines such as lions and tigers. About.com adds that cheetahs are usually born in litters of three to ... More »