What do cheetah eat?

Answer
Cheetahs are carnivores and primarily prey on small to medium-sized antelopes and gazelles. According to the provided search results, their diet includes:
  • Gazelles (especially Thomson's gazelles)124
  • Impalas24
  • Other small to medium-sized antelopes like springbok, steenbok, duikers14
  • Young of larger animals like warthogs, kudu, hartebeest, oryx, roan, and sable2
  • Game birds2
  • Hares and rabbits24
  • Rodents4
Cheetahs rely on their incredible speed and acceleration to catch fast-moving prey like gazelles. They stalk their prey, get as close as possible, and then chase it down in a short, intense burst of speed up to 70 mph
3
.
Once close enough, they use their dew claws to trip the prey and then suffocate it with a bite to the throat2
3
.
Cheetahs need to eat their prey quickly as they can be bullied away from their kill by larger predators like lions and hyenas, or even vultures2. An adult cheetah eats about 2.8 kg (6.2 lbs) of meat per day on average1.
Related
how often do cheetahs hunt
what is the average lifespan of a cheetah
how fast can a cheetah run
What Does a Cheetah Eat? - YouTube
Watch
What Do Cheetahs Eat | Garden How
What Do Cheetahs Eat – Cheetah Diet
What Do Cheetahs Eat? The Diet of the Fastest Land Animal
All About Cheetah - Diet & Eating Habits | SeaWorld Parks ...
Cheetahs Are Spectacular Hunters - NWF | Ranger Rick
View More
Watch
Video Preview