The cheetah is best known for its reputation as the fastest land animal over short distances - up to 70 mph.


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Of all the cats, the cheetah is the most active during the day. It seldom hunts at night and usually rests during the hottest part of the day, often under the shade of a tree. A female with cubs travels about 2 miles in a day, but a male may travel for about 4 miles.

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