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A group of cheetahs is called


The species is IUCN Red Listed as vulnerableA group of cheetahs is called it suffered a substantial decline in its historic range in the 20th century due to habitat losspoachingillegal pet tradeand conflict with humans. Bythe global cheetah population has been estimated at approximately 7, individuals in the wild. Several African countries have taken steps to improve cheetah conservation measures. It is the fastest land animal. The only extant member of the genus Acinonyxthe cheetah was formally described by Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber in The cheetah is characterised by a slender body, deep chest, spotted coatsmall rounded head, black tear-like streaks on the face, long thin legs and long spotted tail.

Its lightly built, slender form is in sharp contrast with the robust build of the big catsmaking it more similar to the cougar. Although taller than the leopardit is notably smaller than the lion. Typically yellowish tan or rufous to greyish white, the coat is uniformly covered with nearly 2, solid black spots.

Cheetahs are active mainly during the day, with hunting their major activity. Adult males are sociable despite their territorialityforming groups called coalitions. Females are not territorial; they may be solitary or live with their offspring in A group of cheetahs is called ranges. Carnivorescheetah mainly prey upon antelopes and gazelles.

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