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Cheetah
Name: Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus

Description: Long-legged, swift-running wild cat with tawny, black-spotted fur.

Location: Africa and southwest Asia

Special Features:

  • Non retractile claws
  • Lean body
  • Weighs up to 150 lbs
  • Life span up to 12 years in wild
  • Most primitive of all cats
  • No natural enemies
  • Classified as Endangered species in most areas
  • Very muscular
  • Diet: Carnivore. Favors Gazelles and other antelope but will eat smaller prey.

    Neat Fact: The Cheetah is the fastest land animal and can run for short distances at about 96 kilometers (60 miles) per hour.

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