What most people already know about cheetahs is that they’re the fastest animals in the world and not a lot more. As we are about to find out, however, there is so much more to this beautiful creature than speed. As members of the Felidae family, cheetahs are pretty much big cats in every sense of the word, seeing how they are closely related to bobcats, lynxes, pumas, and of course, house cats. In fact, were they a bit smaller, they would definitely be adopted as pets, because believe it or not, cheetahs are extremely docile animals. Let us then find out ten really interesting facts about cheetahs most people probably don’t know.
9They don’t only live in Africa
Many people seem to believe that big cats, similar to lions, all live in Africa. In fact, cheetahs can be found not only throughout Africa but in Asia and the Middle East as well. This is because the Acinonyx jubatus (cheetahs) has quite a few subspecies that have adapted to slightly different climates throughout the ages. The most popular cheetah subspecies are the Northwest African cheetah, the Eastern African cheetah, and the Asiatic cheetah.