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Wildcat

Cheetah

Conservation status

Vulnerable

Life span

10 – 12 years

Height

70 – 90 cm

Length

1.1 – 1.5 m

Weight

21 – 72 kg

Native habitat

The cheetah survives in parts of Africa and a small population lives in Iran. They prefer grasslands and open plains. Here, they are well camouflaged and have room to run down their prey.

Diet

Carnivore

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Acinonyx jubatus

The cheetah is a large cat native to Africa and central Iran. It is the fastest land animal, capable of running at 80 to 128 km/h, and as such has several adaptations for speed, including a light build, long thin legs and a long tail.

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