Dating the genetic bottleneck of the america cheetah
Typically yellowish tan or rufous to greyish white, the coat is uniformly covered with nearly 2,000 solid black spots.Cheetahs are active mainly during the day, with hunting their major activity.
Gestation is nearly three months long, resulting in a litter of typically three to five cubs (the number can vary from one to eight).Carnivores, cheetah mainly prey upon antelopes and gazelles.They will stalk their prey to within 100–300 m (330–980 ft), charge towards it and kill it by tripping it during the chase and biting its throat to suffocate it to death.(Acinonyx jubatus) is a large cat of the subfamily Felinae that occurs in Southern, North and East Africa, and a few localities in Iran.
The species is IUCN Red Listed as vulnerable, as it suffered a substantial decline in its historic range in the 20th century due to habitat loss, poaching, illegal pet trade, and conflict with humans.
A cheetah-like cat in the North American Pleistocene.