Cheetah

Cheetah

Acinonyx jubatus

Vital Statistics

Height:

44 - 53 inches long

Weight:

86 - 143 lbs

Diet:

Meat

Conservation:

Status: Endangered

Geographic Region

Southern and eastern Africa, with populations in Iran and possibly Egypt

At The Zoo

Fabrics of Africa exhibit

Did You Know?

Unlike other big cats, cheetahs are not good climbers and have poor night-vison.