What Do Cheetahs Eat , Why Are Cheetahs Becoming Extinct

Facts About Cheetahs

Facts About Cheetahs

The cheetah is considered to be one of the large cats that is known for its speed more than its stealth. However, compared to other large cats, the cheetah is small in size. It is believed that the cheetah is the fastest animal in the world. The cheetah's name is synonymous with speed. More...

 

What Do Cheetahs Eat ?

What Do Cheetahs Eat ?

Out of the 4 big cats roaming the face of the Earth, the cheetah is different. The cheetah cannot climb trees, but it can run extremely fast to hunt down its prey. A cheetah can easily achieve a speed of 75 miles per hour over short distances. It can accelerate from 0 to 64 miles per hour in 3 seconds, and this is faster than the fastest car. This lightening fast speed allows the cheetah to hunt at will. This brings us to the next question, what do cheetahs eat? More...

Why Are Cheetahs Becoming Extinct ?

Why Are Cheetahs Becoming Extinct ?

Although cheetahs are the fastest land animals, their number is fast dwindling. As per the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the cheetah is listed as a vulnerable species. In Africa, the cheetah is a threatened species, while in Asia it is a critically threatened species. As per the U.S. Endangered Species Act list, the cheetah is categorized as a threatened animal. It is estimated that there are just 12,400 cheetah surviving in the wild. So, why are the cheetahs becoming extinct? More...

Why Are Cheetahs So Fast ?

Why Are Cheetahs So Fast ?

Cheetahs are the fastest land animals. The only other animal whose speed is close to the cheetah is the gazelle, which incidentally is the cheetah's favorite food. So, the question why are cheetahs so fast could have something to do with the cheetah's favorite meal. If the cheetah was not fast enough to catch the gazelle, it would starve to death. However, the cheetah has evolved and adapted itself to run as fast as the gazelle, if not faster. More...

Where Do Cheetahs Live ?

Where Do Cheetahs Live ?

Earlier, the cheetah used to be found across entire Africa, the Middle East and most parts of Asia. However, due to indiscriminate hunting and poaching, and lost of habitat, the cheetah, today, lives mostly in the southern region of Africa. There are a small number of cheetahs living in northern parts of Africa as well as Iran. However, in Iran, the cheetah is nearly extinct and conservationists are trying to prevent this. More...