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Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

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RANGE: Mainly Africa, into Asia

HABITAT: Live alone or in pairs or family groups in open country, desert, savannah.

SIZE: About 4 feet. The tail adds a further 2 1/2 feet.

DIET: Carnivorous. Small antelope. Birds like young Ostriches. Hares. Jackals. Occasionally domestic animals.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Vulnerable to extinction.

NOTES:.The fastest land creature. Capable of up to 70mph. The long tail helps balance.

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