Description and Identification:
Shoulder height: Males and Females 0,8m
Body mass: Males and Females 40 kg - 60
Total lenght: Males and Females 2,0 m
Cheetahs are known as the fastest animal on earth over short distances. They typically have spotted coats on skin.
Their slender bodies are held high above the ground by long thin legs. A cheetah`s head is distinctly rounded with ears that are set widely apart from each other, and characteristically are their short muzzles. The tail of a cheetah is approximately equivalent to the length of the head and half the body. Hindquarters are lower than the shoulders.
Cheetahs have five digits on the front feet, from which only four can be seen in the spoor, and four on the hind.