When hunting a cheetah runs at about 65 km per hour, but it can run even faster. Even more than one hundred kilometres an hour. It stalks its prey until it is between thirty and fifty metres away. Then it chases after its prey with a short sprint. If it hasn't caught its prey after running for about three hundred metres, it will stop. Once it has caught its prey, it can't be sure of a calm mealtime. Other predators, such as lions and hyenas will grab bits of the catch. That's why it gobbles up the flesh as quickly as possible.
A female will spend a couple of years with her cubs. If the young leave their mother, they will still hang around with each other for a while. Older females or females without cubs often live alone. Males live alone, in twos or threes. Males that live together are often brothers.