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What is a female cheetah called?

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A female cheetah is referred to as a "she-cheetah." While males primarily live in coalitions with their litter mates, a female cheetah lives alone or with her cubs, associating with other cheetahs only during mating.

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What is a female cheetah called?
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Slightly smaller than male cheetahs, females reach breeding age at 21 or 22 months and normally birth three cubs after a three-month gestation period. The cubs are kept hidden for about five or six weeks, until they have the stamina to accompany the mother on hunts. Cubs typically stay with their mother for 1.5 to 2 years, until they have mastered hunting and other survival skills.

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