Lions vs Cheetahs: Hunting Techniques

Lions vs Cheetahs: Hunting Techniques

Compare and contrast the hunting techniques of lions and cheetahs- what's the same and what's different?


3 - 12+


Biology, Ecology, Geography, Physical Geography, Physics

Big Cats Initiative

Fast Fact

  • Cheetahs do not roar like lions and other big cats do, but they do purr.

Fast Fact

  • In one stride, a cheetah can cover seven to eight meters (23 to 26 feet).

Fast Fact

  • Lions are the only cats that live in groups, called prides.

Fast Fact

  • Lions are the only cats that have a tuft of hair at the end of their tails.
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Dani Orth
Mary Ford, National Geographic Society
Elizabeth Wolzak, National Geographic Society
Expert Reviewer
Dr. Luke Dollar, Conservation Scientist
National Geographic Program
Big Cats Initiative
Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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