• lt: Acinonyx jubatus
  • dt: Gepard
  • afrikaans: Jagluiperd
  • ovambo: Eshinga
  • herero: Otjitotongue
Cheetah

Shoulder height

  • 75-80 cm

Weight

  • 45-65 kg

Nourishment

  • mammals of all sizes and species

Mating season

  • all-season

Number of cubs

  • 2 - 5 whelps

Worth knowing

The cheetah achieves by far the fastest land speed of any living animal—between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds.