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.
Learn more: The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is dedicated to saving the world’s fastest land animal.
See cheetahs do what they do best — RUN! Check here for times.
Through the Angel Fund, the Zoo is helping the cheetah win the most important race, the race against extinction.
Enjoy cheetah-inspired blog posts by the cat 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)