Their elegance, grace and speed probably accounted for their popularity, but today cheetahs are in very grave danger of extinction. Learn about the dangers cheetahs face and what we can do to save them.
How long does it take a cheetah to accelerate from walking speed to running speed?
less than two seconds
less than 10 seconds
more than 10 seconds
What is the maximum speed cheetahs can usually reach?
40 miles per hour
55 miles per hour
70 miles per hour (110 kilometers)
How many times its body length can a cheetah leap?
What do cheetahs usually prey on?
antelope and gazelle
zebras and antelope
How many cheetahs did Akbar the Great capture?
Where do today's surviving cheetahs mostly live?
How many cheetahs live in captivity around the world?
What is the lowest estimation of the current African cheetah population?
Why is the cheetah an endangered species?
Most of the cheetah population was wiped out by fur traders.
Most of the cheetah population was wiped out by a plague in the early 1900s.
Most of the cheetah population has been wiped out over time because humans have destroyed cheetah's natural habitat and their food supply.
In what decade did cheetahs receive protected status?
For how many minutes must a cheetah rest after conducting a high speed hunt to catch supper?
How many cheetahs lose their kill to competitive predators?
one in five
one in 10
one in 100
In the Serengeti Plain, what percentage of cheetah cubs do not make it to adulthood?
What did David E. Wildt, a biomedical researcher specializing in cats, discover about cheetah sperm?
He discovered that 70 percent of cheetah sperm were abnormal.
He discovered that cheetahs have a very low sperm count.
He discovered that cheetah sperm are built in a way that makes it difficult for them to survive inside a female cheetah's body.
What did Stephen J. O'Brien attribute the cheetah's abnormal sperm to?
stressful conditions in captivity
lack of genetic variation among cheetahs
exposure to atomic waste
What epidemic broke out amongst cheetahs in Oregon's Wildlife Safari?
How many cheetah's rejected the skin grafts that O'Brien and colleagues gave them?
Between the years 1987 and 1991, how many captive cheetah births were there?
What is a typical cheetah's personality?
In the Serengeti, in how much territory would a female cheetah be alone in?