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?

Grades

3 - 12+

Subjects

Biology, Ecology, Geography, Physical Geography, Physics

Program
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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Writer
Dani Orth
Editors
Mary Ford, National Geographic Society
Elizabeth Wolzak, National Geographic Society
Expert Reviewer
Dr. Luke Dollar, Conservation Scientist
National Geographic Program
Big Cats Initiative
other
Last Updated

September 27, 2022

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