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
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
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.