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Cheetah Behavior

Cheetahs are solitary animals. Males are territorial and brothers will form small permanent groups called coalitions. Females are solitary and tend to avoid each other. They always hunt alone.

Cheetahs do not roar, but they purr, hiss, whine and growl. They are diurnal animals and will hunt during the late morning or early evening. The cheetah stalks the prey, sprints and knocks the prey to the ground, then suffocates it with a bite to the neck. Chases last from 20 to 60 seconds and only half of them are successful. Cheetahs eat Thomson's Gazelle, Impala, wildebeests and calves.