December 4th is the annual day to celebrate the cheetah
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Adult cheetahs are easily distinguished from other big cats by their solid black spots.
The cheetahs’ unique body structures allow them to achieve incredible speeds of up to 70 mph (113 km/hr).
When running, cheetahs use their tails to steer and change direction, like a rudder on a boat.
In the last 100 years, the world has lost 90% of the wild cheetah population. Today, one-third of
wild cheetahs live in southern Africa. CCF is working across Africa to save the species throughout its range.