Cheetah Facts – Interesting and Amazing Facts About Cheetah

Cheetah Fun Facts

Female cheetah Carry young cubs in their mouths until it reaches maturity.

Cheetah is only living species of Acinonyx genus from cat family which is surviving from 4 to 5 extinct generations.

Cheetah is called Acinonyx Jubatas in species terminology.

Jubatus is a Latin word which translates to “maned”. This is referred to tuft of feathers present on the back of cheetah cubs.

The extinct American cheetah species belong to Miracinonyx genus.

The extinct North American cheetah is called Miracinonyx in species terminology.

This Miracinonyx cheetah from cat family lived in North America, 12,000 years ago.

Miracinonyx cheetahs’s runs fast like cheetah but is more related to cougar.

Cheetah cubs are allowed to leave the den in between 1 to 2 months and mother cheetah keeps nursing for 3 to 4 months. After nursing, the cubs will start eating meat.

Chinese Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan of 13th century kept hundreds of hunted cheetahs.