Hunting

Cheetah eatingCheetahs are predominantly active by day. They hunt by a stealthy stalk followed by a fast chase. Because of their unrivalled speed and acceleration cheetahs can hunt successfully even if they start a chase at a much greater distance than bulkier and heavier large cats, such as lions and leopards. They take a wide variety of prey, depending on habitat and geographic location, but they prefer prey of 15-30kg: the size of an adult Thomson’s gazelle or impala.