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.
8Cheetahs are the fastest animals on Earth
As most of you may already know, cheetahs are by far the fastest land animals on the planet. People often refer to cheetah speed when talking about pace because as far as mammals go, a cheetah is pretty much the fastest animal in the world. It can run at speeds of up to 70-75 mph in short bursts or at a constant 58 mph over distances of 200 meters or more. It will also accelerate between 0 and 60 mph in less than three seconds.