Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus


Habitat: Open grassland, savanna woodland, and some arid areas

Weight: Male: 54-60 kilos | Female: 43-48 kilos

Diet: Carnivore — Mostly small (±2 kilos) to medium (±50 kilos) prey

Lifespan: 12-13 years

Gestation Period: 3 months

Threats: Habitat loss • Conflict with humans • Prey depletion • Road kill • Poaching

A cheetah wanders through the green grasses in search of a hunting opportunity.

A cheetah wanders through the green grasses in search of a hunting opportunity.