A cheetah's diet is largely made up of smaller gazelles such as the Thomson's gazelle, though they have been known to prey on zebra and wildebeests when hunting in pairs. Cheetahs may prey on smaller animals such as hare... More »

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The cheetah, a large cat that lives in parts of Africa and Iran, is a carnivore and eats meat exclusively. Though it mainly eats mammals, it also eats certain types of birds, according to Britannica. 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 »

Cheetahs naturally prey on the young of larger animals, small antelopes, hares, rabbits and game birds. These adept predators utilize their tremendous speed and keen eyesight to chase down their prey. More »

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If the cheetah were to go extinct, the resulting disruption in the food chain would include an uncontrolled rise in populations of prey animals such as antelope and a corresponding decrease in local vegetation. When prey... More »

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Some animals that prey on squirrels are raptor birds, coyotes, fishers, weasels, lynx and foxes while predatory birds are hawks, owls, kestrels and eagles. There are different types of squirrels, which include ground, tr... More »

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Spotted hyenas usually eat a diet high in large terrestrial herbivores, especially zebras, gazelles, buffaloes and wildebeests. Although they occasionally behave as scavengers, spotted hyenas are primarily hunters. More »