The Cheetah Represents Swiftness, Insight and Focus
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Some amazing facts and information for kids about the lives of Cheetahs in Africa
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.
Females are solitary, whereas males tend to live in small groups of 2-3 individuals, usually brothers.
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.