Cheetah Facts For Kids - With worksheets
Fun Cheetah Facts
Cheetahs are amazing animals. Their grace and speed is something to be admired and kids do love to learn about this animal.
On this page I have collected fun cheetah facts for children, free printable activity sheets and worksheets that will help the kids to learn about cheetah as well as a lot of additional information so you can best prepare in order to answer any question the kids might ask you - from the top sped to why they are considered an endangered species.
Enjoy these cheetah facts for kids and may you and the kids learn something new.
Images used on this page are in public domain, CC or my own material unless stated otherwise. Intro Photo: Yahin CC
Cheetah ID Card
Basic information about this spotted animal
Land Mammal from The Cat Family
Latin Name: Acinonyx jubatus
Home Address: Lives in Africa and some parts of Asia
Occupation: Fast Runner
Food: Carnivore, cheetahs eat meat
Closest Relatives: Puma
When did cheetahs first appear: Late Pliocene
Height: 21 to 72 kg (46 to 160 lb)
Weight: 66 to 94 cm (26 to 37 in) at the shoulder
Free Printable Cheetah Facts Worksheets for Kids
Worksheets are a great way to teach children. There are only a handful available on-line. I will keep on adding more as I find them.
- Cheetah Fact Sheet for Kids 6-12 Years Old
Cheetah Fact Sheet for Kids 6-12 Years Old - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. Cheetah fact sheet for children aged 6-12. Brought to you by the children's virtual world EcoBuddies, www.ecobuddies.com. Part of
- Tiger VS Cheetah worksheet
Tiger VS Cheetah Making a comparison between a tiger and a cheetah in simple sentences by using comparative adjectives such as smaller, bigger, slower, faster, lighter, heavier, shorter, longer, weaker and stronger. Comparison Animals comparative...
- Run with the Cheetahs | Worksheet | Education.com
Did you know that cheetahs are the fastest land mammal? This fun worksheet is jam-packed with fun facts all about the cheetah.
Where Do Cheetahs Live? - And where they have lived?
As you can tell from the picture above the cheetah were quite common across Africa and in larger parts of Asia but their habitat has decreased significantly.
Today you can find them in sub-Saharan Africa and some populations live in Northern Africa. As for Asia populations can be found in Iran and there might be a smaller population in Pakistan however there is no firm evidence of that.
The largest population of cheetahs is in Botswana.
Cheetahs thrive in open environments such as savannah and grasslands. The areas must be populated with other animals as they are food for this lovely furry creature.
Fun and Educational Read About Cheetahs - Perfect for Kids
Cheetah Fun Fact
Cheetahs can't roar!
How Fast Can Cheetahs Run?
Fastest land mammal
One of the most impressive things about cheetahs is their speed. They can run a bit faster than 60 miles per hour but they can't maintain that speed for long.
They also do small speed bursts where they can reach speeds around 70 mph! They can maintain this speed for only a couple of hundred meters though.
How and What do Cheetahs Hunt?
Food and Hunting Behavioue
They also wont mind hares and chicken like birds that you see in Savannah.
When they hunt in packs they might undertake a bigger prey such as an adult zebra.
When do cheetahs hunt?
Unlike other big cats that prefer to hunt at night, cheetahs most often hunt in the morning or in the evening.
How do cheetahs hunt?
They rely on their sense of sight and not on sense of smell and when they spot their meal they start to stalk it (they usually crawl in the tall grass to hide themselves). When they come close enough to their prey they start to chase it. When they start to chase it the hunt is over in under a minute, either successful or not as cheetahs can't sustain their top speed too long. About half the time they are successful.
How Many Spots Does A Cheetah Have
1, 2, 3...
The number of spots varies from cheetah to cheetah so there is no specific number nor is there an official average number.
Free Cheetah Clip Art - These are all in public domain so you are free to use them for your projectsClick thumbnail to view full-size
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