Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus

Catch them if you can! The cheetah is one of the fastest mammals, capable of running at speeds over 50 miles per hour!

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ORIGIN:
Subsaharan Africa and Iran

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HABITAT:
Grasslands and deserts

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
45-160 lbs
Length: 4-5 ft

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DIET:
Antelope, ostriches and small birds

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PREDATORS:
Lions, leopards and hyenas

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp teeth

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REPRODUCTION:
3-month gestation

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THREATS:
Human hunting

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
17 yrs in human care

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