About the Cheetah
The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, is a unique and the most specialized member of the cat family and can reach speeds of 70 mph. Unlike other cats, the cheetah has a leaner body, longer legs, and has been referred to as the greyhound of the cats. It is not an aggressive animal, using flight versus fight. With its weak jaws and small teeth, the price it paid for speed, it cannot fight larger predators to protect its kill or young. Read more (pour Français, cliquez ici).
Learn all there is to know about the cheetah, its habitat in Namibia and the work CCF is doing to save this magnificent cat. Take a Tour of our Education Center by clicking on one of the links below:
Some of the cheetah's vocalizations are chirping and purring.
Watch this National Geographic Video "Animal Mothers: Cheetah vs. Gemsbok."