The cheetah plays an important role as a predator on the African savannah. The fastest animal on land, the cheetah can reach speeds up to 70 miles per hour over short distances. A sleek body, flexible backbone, long legs, non-retractable claws, and muscular tail assist the cheetah during high speed chases.
Enjoy cheetah-inspired blog posts by the cat show trainers & cheetah keepers.
Activities and cheetah guides for grades K-6: What makes my cat purr? A voice for the cheetah. (pdf) Meet the cheetah. (pdf)
Through the Angel Fund, the Zoo is helping the cheetah win the most important race, the race against extinction.
Educators! Participate in an Earth Expeditions course to explore inquiry-based learning and engage in cheetah conservation at the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s headquarters in Namibia.