A full grown male cheetah can grow to be between 40 and 57 inches long and weigh between 77 to 143 pounds. Females are slightly smaller.
Newborn cheetahs are small, only about 12 inches long and weighing around 10 ounces at birth. They grow quickly and stay under the protection of their mothers until they are between 18 months and 2 years old.
Female cheetahs typically weigh between 77 and 138 pounds and have a body length of around 45 inches.
Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world and can reach speeds of up to 75 miles per hour. They can reach a speed of 60 miles per hour in three seconds, but can only maintain high speeds for a few seconds before tiring.Learn More
A male cheetah is simply called a male cheetah. Likewise, female cheetahs are referred to as female cheetahs. Young cheetahs are called cubs and typically stay with their mother until they are about 1 year old.Full Answer >
A adult cheetah's weight ranges from 77 to 143 pounds. Cheetah cubs weigh between 5 and 10 ounces at birth. Cheetahs grow to 3.5 to 4.5 feet in length, and have tails of close to 30 inches.Full Answer >
A grown cheetah averages 2.5 to 3 feet tall at the shoulder. Cheetahs are 3.5 to 4.5 feet long and can weigh up to 140 pounds.Full Answer >
Cheetahs typically have an average lifespan of between 10 and 12 years in the wild. The cheetah has a poor survival outlook as a cub, because as many as 90 percent of all cheetah cubs die before reaching three months old, usually falling victim to lions and hyenas.Full Answer >