Most cheetahs are found in the savanna biome of Africa, but some cheetahs can be found in Iran, Algeria and Niger. The savanna is a dry grassland, with a vast amount of open space that is ideal for the cheetah to hunt by picking up speed.
Cheetahs are well-adapted to the savanna, only needing to drink water every three or four days. When hunting, cheetahs can reach speeds of 70 mph to catch their prey. Cheetah claws are non-retractable and work like cleats for optimal traction. Even the cheetah's tail is useful, working like a rudder when the cheetah needs to change direction quickly while running.Learn More
Cheetahs do not live in rainforests or wetlands. The cheetah, which is the fastest land animal in the world, is typically found on the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa, though there have been reports of approximately 200 cheetahs living in Iran, as of 2014.Full Answer >
Male cheetahs may live alone or in small groups, usually with their litter mates; adult females tend to live with their cubs for up to two years. Otherwise, adult females live alone and are less social than males.Full Answer >
According to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, cheetahs live primarily in open grassy habitats. They can also be found in areas with dry forests and savannah woodlands.Full Answer >
Currently there are no species of cheetah that live on the North American continent. However, scientists have researched their ancient habitats and discovered that cheetahs may have evolved in North America around 10,000 years ago.Full Answer >