interesting facts about cheetahs


interesting facts about cheetahs:

interesting facts about cheetahs

cheetahs facts

  • Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world . They can reach a top speed pf around 113 km per hour

  • A "cheetah" can accelerate from 0 to 113 km in just a few second.

  • Cheetahs are extremely fast however they tire top speed for a few minutes before they are too tired to continue

  • Cheetahs are smaller than other members of the big cat family , weighing only 45-60 kilograms

  • One way to always recognize a cheetah is by the long, black lines which run from the inside of each eye to the mouth . These are usually called " tear lines" and scientists believe they help protect the cheetah's eyes from the harsh sun and help them to see long distances

  • Cheetahs are the only big cat that cannot roar. They can purr though and usually purr most loudly when they are grooming or sitting near other cheetahs.

  • While lions and leopards usually do their hunting at night cheetahs hunt for food during the day

  • A cheetah has amazing eye sight during the day and can spot prey from 5 kilometer away

  • Cheetahs cannot climb trees and have poor night vision

  • With their light body weight and blunt claws, cheetahs are not well designed to protect themselves or their prey when a larger or more aggressive animal approaches a cheetah in the wild it will give up its catch to avoid a fight

  • Cheetahs only need to drink once every three to four hours

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