The cheetah is a member of the cat family, Felidae that is unique
in its speed, while lacking strong climbing abilities. The species is
the only living member of the genus Acinonyx. It is the fastest land
animal, reaching speeds between 70 and 75 mph in short bursts
covering distances up to 460 m, and has the ability to accelerate
from 0 to 64 mph in three seconds, faster than most supercars.
Conservation status: Vulnerable due
to Habitat destruction and poaching.