10 facts about Cheetahs you must know
The name cheetah comes from a Hindi word, Chita, meaning 'spotted one'.
Cheetah is the only large cat with the ability to turn while sprinting.
Cheetah doesn't roar instead they meow like cats and produce sounds like growling, hissing and purring.
Cheetahs can only sustain a chase for 200 to 300 metres due to the energy needed to move at such a high speed.
The cheetah can have between 2,000 and 3,000 spots, which assists it to mix into its environment when chasing or covering up from predators.
The wild cat can be domesticated in the UAE, some regions of Africa, and a few nations in Western Asia.
Unlike other big cats, cheetah prey in the daytime as they don't have impressive night vision.
Typically, female cheetahs give birth to 3 to 5 babies. The gestation period for females lasts about 3 months overall.
Cheetahs' eyesight evolved to be able to discern details up to 5 km away, further enhancing their hunting technique.
Cheetahs begin hunting with their moms at the age of 6 months, but it takes another 2 to 3 months for them to be able to hunt independently.