The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline inhabiting most of Africa. The cheetah achieves by far the fastest land speed of any living animal—between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft.), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds. Give your car a go….
This cat is also notable for modifications in the species’ paws. It is one of the only felids with semi-retractable claws, and with pads that, by their scope, disallow gripping. Thus, cheetahs cannot climb upright trees, although they are generally capable of reaching easily accessible branches by leaping.