Cheetahs in Kidepo animals in Uganda

Cheetahs in Kidepo | animals in Uganda | Cheetah in Africa

The cheetahs are rare animals only found in the remote Kidepo valley national park. This park is situated in the North-Eastern part of Uganda. The estimated number of cats in this park is around 20 only.

These cats are mainly poached for their beautiful coats. To see these cats we at Amani Apillar safaris have safaris packages that take you to the national park that is 700 kilometers from the capital of Uganda Kampala. Kidepo valley national park is accessible by road and air.

Cheetahs prefer the open grasslands, savannas, even hills, and mountains

An Adult cheetah weights from 85 to 145 pounds with heights of over 30 inches and it is the height

few cheetah cubs reach adulthood reason being they are susceptible to predators and illnesses with around only  20% of the cubs surviving to adulthood.

Females are  solitary animals, while males

CHEETAH  KEY FACTS FILE

Distribution

Cheetah in Uganda Kidepo National Park in Northwestern Uganda.

Habitat

They mainly prefer savannah grassland and wooded areas.

Habits

Speeds 100 km/h  over a short distance.

Cheetahs prefer the open grasslands, savannas, even hills, and mountains

Females are solitary animals

Difference between male and female

Males have a slightly heavier build than females.

Weight 

Females 35 to 50 kilograms

Males 38 to 60 kilograms

Lifespan: 12 years

Gestation period : 3 months

Cubs births: 1 to 6 cubs

Survival rate to adulthood: 20to 30%

Diet:  hares, birds like Guineafowl, Spurfowl, and Francolin, etc. Warthogs, antelope, Zebra, Kudu, and Wildebeest.

Day or night

Mainly active early in the morning and late afternoon towards dusk. Hunting by day but may hunt at night in a bright full moon.

Enemies

Humans, Lion, Wild dog, Nile Crocodile Leopard, Spotted Hyena

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