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Animals of the Serengeti: Cheetahs

“Found mostly in open and partially open savannah, cheetahs rely on tall grasses for camouflage when hunting. They are diurnal (more active in the day) animals and hunt mostly during the late morning or early evening. Only half of the chases, which last from 20 – 60 seconds, are successful.

Cheetahs are also typically solitary animals. While males sometimes live with a small group of brothers from the same litter, females generally raise cubs by themselves for about a year.”


Height: 2 ½ -3 feet (.8-.9m) at the shoulder.
Weight: 110-140 lbs (50-64kg).
Top Speed: 70mph (113 km/hr).
Lifespan: 10-12 years.

Read more about the endangered cheetah at Defenders of Wildlife.

See more fantastic photos of cheetahs here.