The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline (family Felidae, subfamily Felinae) inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the middle east. It is the only exant member of the genus acinonyx. The cheetah can run faster than any other land animal— as fast as 112 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds.
The cheetah has a large chest and a small waist. Its fur color is tan with black spots all over its body and two tear lines on its face, starting from its eyes to its mouth. They have a flexible back and quite a long tail for balance. They are one of the few (possibly the only) felines that can't retract thier claws.