Cheetah

The Cheetah Represents Swiftness, Insight and Focus

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Did You Know!

Some amazing facts and information for kids about the lives of Cheetahs in Africa


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The Cheetah has been around for over 4 million years, that’s long before any of the other big cats of today.

Cheetahs are the only big cat that can turn in mid-air while sprinting. When running, Cheetahs use their tail to steer, like a rudder for a boat, see this recently uploaded video from National Geographic

Cheetahs do not roar like lions, however they do make lots of other sounds such as purring, growling and a variety of contact calls which resemble bird-like chirping sounds.

Mothers only leave the cubs to hunt, before returning to care, feed, nurse and play with her young cubs.

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  • Female cheetahs select a lair, either a rocky outcrop or marshy area with tall grass, before giving birth to their cubs.
  • Males do not help with the rearing of young.
  • Females are solitary, whereas males tend to live in small groups of 2-3 individuals, usually brothers.

    Cheetahs make lots of facial expressions to signal their mood. Cheetah-Mothers-and-Cubs

    Cheetahs are caring, affectionate and dedicated mothers. They spend a long time caring for their cubs and teaching them survival skills like hunting. Cubs stay with their mothers for one and a half to two years.4

    Would you like to add more information about the Cheetah in the Wild, please comment in the box below, I would love to hear from you.
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