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Cheetahs are known to be the fastest mammals on land, reaching speeds of over 100 km/h in short bursts. Compared to other felids, they are relatively social and often seen in trios – although these individuals are usually related. Cheetahs used to be widespread across Africa as far as Central Asia and India. Nowadays however there are at most 100 individuals remaining of this Asian subspecies.

European Endangered species Program

This animal is managed by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) under the European Endangered species Program.

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ClassificationOrder: carnivores (Carnivora); family: felids (Felidae); subfamily: felines (Felinae)
DietSpecialized in hunting small to medium-sized antelopes
HabitatPredominantly savannahs and other scrublands; adapted to a dry climate
ReproductionGestation period: 90–98 days; 1–8 offspring (4 on average)

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

Verbreitung Südafrikanischer Gepard