“What are you?” I said irritably.
“In the Serengeti, Ms. Lane, I would be the cheetah. I’m stronger, smarter, faster, and hungrier than everything else out there. And I don’t apologize to the gazelle when I take it down.”
― Karen Marie Moning, Faefever
The cheetah may be best known for being the fastest land animal in the world, but there are many things that set it quite far apart from its so-called Big Cat contemporaries, making it distinctly special. Its portrayal in movies, books, and media might not be as great as the famed lion and tiger, but it has definitely been represented.
If you want to find out exactly what makes these beautiful animals such distinguished members of Africa’s wildlife, read on about both the cheetahs the world has gotten to know and the actual creatures themselves.