- The cheetah can purr as it inhales, but cannot roar.
- Cheetahs live 8 to 10 years in the wild.
- The cheetah is often mistaken for a leopard.
- An estimated 9,000 to 12,000 cheetahs remain in the wild.
- The name cheetah comes from an Indian word meaning "spotted one."
- The cheetah's favorite prey is the gazelle.
- The cheetahs have been used in hunting sports in ancient times.