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A large predatory cat recognizable by its uniquely patterned pelt, which consists of a yellow background covered in small, black spots. The cheetah is known for its speed, which can reach 70 miles (110 km) per hour during a hunt chase. Cheetahs are native to Africa and inhabit a wide range of habitats. They prey on a variety of animals, including antelopes, rabbits, and birds.

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"Cheeta in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Reserve, South Africa" by Wegman is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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