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Cheetah

Cheetah, tawny-coated, black-spotted cat (Acinonyx jubatus), native to Africa and southwest Asia, the fastest land animal, capable of running at speeds of up to 70 mi (113 k) per hr. The average adult weighs 100 lb (45 kg). Hunting has greatly reduced their numbers.

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