The cheetah is a member of the big cat subfamily 'Felinae' and is found in its natural environment in eastern, southern and northern African countries. However, cheetahs can also be found in some areas of Iran.
Cheetahs are classified as being a "vulnerable" species, bordering on becoming "endangered".
There are approximately just 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild today, which is why conservation projects like ours are in place to try to increase the species wild population.
Cheetahs tend to do their hunting during the day which is when they are most active.
Male cheetahs, though territorial, are highly sociable animals, whereas the female of the species is non territorial and prefers to live a solitary lifestyle, or with her cubs.