Did you know that people in India used to watch
cheetahs eat gazelles? Cheetahs are an endangered
species. Now they mostly live south of the Saharan
desert in Africa. There is also a small population in I ran
and Northern Africa. Lions will eat cheetah cubs if the
cub gets to far away from its mother. If you thought that
was interesting, read on to find out more about
Cheetahs have a very wide variety of foods. From
fruit such as melons all the way to ostriches or other
large birds. They also have the occasional rabbit or lizard.
Sometimes if they’re low on food, cheetahs will have an
egg from the nest of a bird.
Cheetahs have a lot of eye catching features. One of
them is the cheetah’s tear lines. Tear lines are bold, black
lines that run from the corner of their eyes down to their
mouths. They reflect the sun like the grease that athletes
put under their eyes. That is one way you can tell a
cheetah from a leopard.
Mother cheetahs are very protective over their cubs. If a
new born cheetah cub wonders to far away from their
mom, the mother will make a chirping noise. If they don’t
come back, their mom will carry them by their neck fat.
Sadly, if they don’t return in time, a lion or hyena might
You may not want to see a cheetah eat a gazelle but you might
want to see them at your local zoo.