10 Facts About Cheetahs

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Cheetahs are part of the big cat family and while they can’t climb trees, they can run faster than any other land animal. Read on for more interesting cheetah information.


1
Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land.

2
Cheetahs in Asia were used for hunting like greyhounds.

3
Cheetahs purr like house cats.

4
When running, cheetahs use their tail to steer, like a rudder for a boat.

5
Cheetahs are the only big cat that can turn in mid-air while sprinting.

6
Cheetah drinks water every 3 to 4 days because it absorbs part of the water from the food.

7
Although cheetah runs very fast, it cannot run for a very long time. After 400 to 600 yards, cheetah becomes exhausted and needs to take a rest.

8
Unlike most other cats, cheetah is not a good tree climber. Also, it is the only cat which cannot roar.

9
Cheetahs use facial expression to show their mood.

10
Female cheetahs are solitary animals, while males live in the small groups composed of brothers.