Vikidia currently has 4,381 articles. Improve it!

Join Vikidia: create your account now and improve it!


From Vikidia, the encyclopedia for 8 to 13-year-old children that everybody can make better
Jump to navigation Jump to search
A cheetah looking somewhere

The Cheetah can weigh up to 100 kg and is up to 180 cm long. Has got long white fangs, sharp claws, a long tail and long legs. It has got black spots on its body and tail, so its fur is spotted. It has got whiskers, small brown eyes, a dark nose and round ears.

The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large cat native.[1] It is the fastest land animal, capable of running at 80 to 128 km/h (50 to 80 mph), and as such has several adaptations for speed, including a light build, long thin legs and a long tail. Cheetahs typically reach 67–94 cm (26–37 in) at the shoulder, and the head-and-body length is between 1.1 and 1.5 m (3.6 and 4.9 ft). Adults typically weigh between 20 and 65 kg (44 and 143 lb). Its head is small, rounded, and has a short snout and black tear-like facial streaks. The coat is typically tawny to creamy white or pale buff and is mostly covered with evenly spaced, solid black spots.

Scientific denomination and classification[edit | edit source]

The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus Schreber 1775) is a carnivorous mammal.

A little cheetah lying on his mom-JD

A nice little cheetah

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Cheetah females are solitary or at most live with their young while males usually live with 2-3 other males who may be siblings, but not necessarily.

Habitat[edit | edit source]

The cheetah lives in Africa and is the fastest animal in the world, eating gnus and zebras.

Cheetah range

Evolution[edit | edit source]

Over 2 million years ago the find represents a new species, called Acinonyx kurteni and delicate related to today's cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus).

Its presence in the fables and stories[edit | edit source]

A film with a cheetah and Duma made by John Debney and George Acogny made in 1993,and there is also a cheetah for a friend.

Its in art (images)[edit | edit source]

In art the cheetah was very much portrayed especially in hunting portraits.

Dionysos on a cheetah, Pella, Greece

George Stubbs Cheetah with Two Indian Attendants and a Stag

(Other details)[edit | edit source]

The cheetah's slender, long-legged body is built for speed carnivorous predator animal faster on earth.

notes[edit | edit source]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

P behavior.png Animals Portal — All articles about animals