With light slender bodies, long legs and a very flexible spine for maximum stride length, cheetahs are built for speed. They run on the tips of their toes, and their claws are only partially retractable, being used for t... More »

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 »

Cheetahs have a number of adaptations that enable them to run fast, including non-retractable claws, long legs and streamlined bodies. While these adaptations are well suited for running fast, they do have drawbacks for ... More »

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Cheetahs have a number of adaptations that enable them to run fast, including non-retractable claws, long legs and streamlined bodies. While these adaptations are well suited for running fast, they do have drawbacks for ... More »

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A cheetah protects itself by using its speed, hunting in the early morning or evening instead of at night, dragging prey to concealment, and eating quickly before other predators intrude. Sometimes young male cheetahs in... More »

Cheetahs are slim cats with long legs, small heads and small paws with claws that cannot fully retract. Their body weight is between 50 and 160 pounds, and their length is between about 4 and 5 feet. Male cheetahs are ge... 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 »

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