Ecology / Behaviour
Cheetahs do well in a wide variety of habitats, ranging from mountains and desert through to open grassland and bush. Cheetahs have a social system unlike any other cat species.
Cheetah females are tolerant of other females, and do not maintain territories, whilst cheetah males are social, forming groups of 2 or 3, usually brothers, which stay together for the rest of their life. Males in groups are more likely than single males to take and retain a territory, which they will then defend against male intruders. In the Serengeti, male territories average 50km2, whilst females and males without territories move over 800km2 every year.