Everybody knows that Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world but what else can we learn about Cheetahs? Take a look at some of the amazing facts we’ve gathered below.
- Unlike other big cats, cheetahs cannot roar. However, they can purr on both inhale and exhale, like domestic cats!
- When running, cheetahs use their tail to steer, like a rudder for a boat.
- Cheetahs make distinct facial expressions to signal their mood.
- Cheetahs are the only big cat that can turn in mid-air while sprinting.
- A cheetah has amazing eyesight during the day and can spot prey from 5 km away.With their light body weight and blunt claws, cheetahs are not well designed to protect themselves or their prey. When a larger or more aggressive animal approaches a cheetah in the wild, it will give up its catch to avoid a fight.