The cheetah is one of the most challenging animals to spot on safari in Africa. They are beautiful but elusive. And they are often confused with the leopard. At first glance, these two felines look similar, but if you look at them well, the differences are apparent.
They prefer to wander in the dry forests and the savannah, particularly close to small heights. So please browse this page to get a collection of cheetah coloring pictures. Have fun.
Cheetah Coloring Pages
Cheetahs are easy to distinguish from other African felines due to their slender build and long legs. Their coat is of yellow cholera, embellished with many black spots.
These spots do not have the shape of a rosette-like those of the leopard. Another particular characteristic that distinguishes them from the leopard is the two black lines that start from the eyes to the mouth.
Cheetah Coloring Pages
We speak of ‘cheetah’s tears’ precisely because these black lines look like two tears coming down from the eyes.
In reality, they are used to prevent sunlight from blinding the cheetah during the hunt. Males are territorial, but they’re not as solitary as leopards.
The males may form coalitions, while the females prefer to live alone with their cubs.
There is no specific period whose mating takes place. The cubs come to life after a gestation period of about three months, and give birth, as an average, to 4 young.
But only the 10% survives because they are left alone by the mother during the daytime hunting and therefore remain much more vulnerable and less protected from the attacks of the other predators.
The characteristic that makes them emerge the cheetah in the animal world is their incredible speed, making them the fastest animal on Earth.
Everything is tailor-made to ensure excellent speed. The body is thin and muscular to allow the cheetah to go from 0 to 100 km / h in less than three seconds. An acceleration equal to that of a Ferrari.
Although they can reach speeds of up to 120 km/h, they cannot maintain these speeds for long. Often, their possible victims like impala, springbok, and steenbok survive only because they can ‘tire’ the cheetah.
The cheetah is a daytime animal, so they hunt during the day. While the leopard hunts at night. However, being smaller and less aggressive than other predators, they often lose their meal to ‘opportunists’.