The lion, as they say, is king of the jungle. More accurately, it might be called the king of the savannah. It was once thought that lions posed a serious risk to other, smaller carnivores, like cheetahs and African wild dogs, but new research suggests that things aren't quite so clear-cut.
You may have heard that cheetahs abandon hunts because they overheat. But this theory is wrong, according to new research. In fact, cheetahs often overheat when they've hunted successfully. Here's why.
For years, the top speed of the world's fastest land animal has been listed as 64 miles per hour – but that record is based on a single measurement, taken all the way back in the 1960s. So researchers flew to Botswana, where they outfitted wild cheetahs with motion- and acceleration-tracking collars. After measuring…
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute announced the birth of not one but two cheetah cubs. The two cubs were born to two separate mothers. Find out about the surprising challenges they face, and see some kitty pictures.
Using motion-triggered cameras developed for surveillance, a team of researchers in Algeria has captured the first photographs of a nearly-legendary variety of cheetah, believed to be one of only 250 Saharan cheetahs left on Earth.