LION v CHEETAH


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Some major differences between African Lions and Cheetahs:

  • Lions are larger and stronger weighing up to 160kg - cheetah up to 65kg, height lions = 48" and cheetah 36"

  • Lions are sociable animals while cheetahs are loners

  • Male cheetahs form coalition while females stay solitary animals

  • Cheetah Light boned and leaned with small teeth

  • Cheetahs are diurnal hunting mostly in the daytime

  • Cheetahs can have between 1-8 cubs

 

 

  • Lions top speed averages 60 - 80 kmph at short bursts and cheetahs are the fastest land animal, clocking 112 kmph for up to 200m before over heating

  • Cheetahs have unsheathed claws which are non retractable, therefore they can jump into low tree branches but can not climb trees like leopards and/or lions

  • Cheetahs prefer open level plains for running and avoid rocky areas or thick bush/thickets

 


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