The cheetah is the fastest land mammal and can run as fast as 60 to 70 miles per hour. This is about the same speed as a car on the interstate. Though fast, cheetahs can only run short distances, and they require up to 3... More »

Cheetahs are the fastest animals in the world, but they can only run at top speed for a few minutes before slowing down. Cheetahs don't growl like other big cats, they purr. Cheetahs have excellent eyesight during the da... More »

The cheetah is a wildcat that lives in the grasslands of Africa and a small portion of western Asia. Perhaps the most notable fact about this creature is its speed. Scientists have clocked it at running up to 70 miles pe... More »

Although cheetahs are one of the smallest species of the big cats, they are the fastest mammals on land with bodies that evolved for speed. However, the cheetah is also the most endangered of the cats due to habitat loss... More » Pets & Animals Mammals Large Cats

Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world. They eat gazelles and other hooved animals, reproduce year round and are mostly found in Africa. Although cheetahs cannot roar, they can purr continuously. More »

Cheetahs can reach speeds of up to 60 miles per hour within only three seconds of starting to run. This high acceleration speed is essential to their hunting style, which involves stealth and sprinting to take down prey. More »

The fastest timed 100-meter run for any living creature was by a cheetah, Sarah, at the Cincinnati Zoo, who ran the distance in 5.95 seconds at 61 miles an hour on June 20, 2012. After the race, Sarah was featured in Nat... More »