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Cheetahs are large-sized felines with slim builds and long limbs. In comparison to the jaguar and leopard, they are somewhat short-bodied, though they are taller and more streamlined. They also have a black tear-stripe going down from each eye to the mouth. Their fur is colored a light gold and spotted with black splotches, usually 2 or 3 centimeters across. Their underside, however, is white and has no spots. Adults can grow to be up to 94 centimeters high and 135 centimeters long. Cheetahs averagely weigh in-between 36 and 65 kilograms.
Cheetahs have a wide range among Africa and southwestern Asia. They require a large amount of space as well as consistent access to a steady prey source. Though somewhat picky about their habitat, cheetahs have been known to live in a variety of different environments, such as grasslands, the open savanna, and mountainous areas.
A cheetah's diet mostly consists of larger mammals, such as gazelles, impala, and springbok. When hunting in groups, cheetahs will go for larger prey, such as wildebeest and zebras. During a hunt, cheetahs will rely on their vision, rather than their sense of smell. They will usually stalk their prey before trying to catch it. If they are not able to take down their prey in a short amount of time, they will usually give up.
Fanon Cheetahs on this Wiki
A list of fanon cheetahs on this wiki can be found here.
Appearances in Fanfictions
A list of fanfictions in which cheetahs appear that are on this wiki. If your fanfiction includes cheetahs, add it to this list.
- The Lion Guard: A Promising Friendship
- The Lion Guard: Hope Restored
- The Dark Roar Rises
- The Dark Roar Returns
- The Lion Guard: Protecting A Friend
- The Lion Guard: Protecting Twiga
- The Lion Guard: A Special Kinship
- The Lion Guard: Sibling Affection
- The Lion Guard: Protecting A Nephew
- The Lion Guard: A New Discovery
- The Lion Guard: Zuri's Grief
- The Lion Guard: Fuli's Affection
- The Lion Guard: A Harsh Confrontation
- The Lion Guard: Babysitting Marigold
- The Lion Guard: Confronting Scar