The Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, is the fastest land animal, reaching speeds up to 70 miles per hour. A cheetah's footpads have grooves for better traction at high speeds, and its long tail provides balance in high-speed turns. Each cheetah can be identified by the unique pattern of rings on its tail.

Zoo Tycoon

In Zoo Tycoon the Cheetah lives in the Savannah biome, and requires a large amount space in its exhibit. The cheetah is listed as vulnerable. Cheetahs are carnivores.

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The cheetah lives on the African plains and prefers the savanna biome. They will also tolerate scrub and grassland biomes. It likes to run, so a large enclosure is preferred. They are okay with shallow water and tend to poop near the water edge.


The cheetah is a carnivore that will eat meat and fish.


The cheetah enjoys playing with the rubber ball and pursuit ball.


Cheetahs will use the shade structure, in addition to the rock shelter.


Cheetahs are solitary creatures that only prefer to interact with mates. Their litters consist of 2 cubs. Male cheetahs may fight and kill each other over breeding rights and territory. Females will usually leave each other alone.Cheetahs will chase after other herbivores in its enclosure. Prior to the installment of African Adventure, a cheetah will chase after prey with the standard speed that other cats use. After the expansion pack is installed, cheetahs will chase after animals at full speed. Mama cheetahs will eventually come to the point were they will teach their children how to hunt live animals


  • Due to the variant skins feature that comes with Endangered Species, cheetahs will appear as king cheetahs. King cheetahs are individuals that have stripe-like patterns on their fur as opposed to just spots.