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Common Name: Cheetah
Scientific Name: Acinonyx Jubatus
Family: Felidae
Order: Carnivora
Size: Length Head / Body: 44 to 59 in (112 to 150 cm)
Tail Length: 24 to 31 in (60 to 80 cm)
Height at Shoulder: 26 to 37 in (67 to 94 cm)
Weight: 21 to 72 kg (46 to 159 lb)

    It was very slender, long-limbed cat with small head, rounded ears, and long tail held in low sweep; fur pale gold to twany, paler on belly with black spots and its end of tail has dark bands.

    The habits of Cheetah are diurnal, can be solitary and nomadic or live in small groups. Its breeding litters of 1 to 8 (usually 3 to 5) cubs born at any time of year after gestation period of 90 to 95 days. Weaned at 3 to 6 months; sexually mature at 18 months  but rarely breeds before 2 years.

    Cheetah may live upto 19 years in captivity, up to 14 years in the wild, but usually many fewer. The voice of Cheetah are purrs, yelps, moans and snarls; also a hig-pitched churring; female Cheetah use birdlike chirping to reassure young. Its diet mostly gazelles, impalas and other hoofed animals depending on opportunity.

    The habitant of Cheetah are in Savanna grassland, scrub and semidesert and its distribution are widespread but scattered populations throughout sub-Saharan Africa, excluding the Congo basin and small population in Iran.  

    Cheeta's population are fewer than 15,000 and population greatly reuded, now it was protected in most of its range.