The Cheetah is a large feline that inhabits the jungle safaris of Africa and parts of Iran. They are the fastest running land animal as they can run speeds of 70 to 75 miles per hour. Also, they can accelerate to speeds up to 62 mph in three seconds. Their speed is their defense against larger predators. As far as their hunting strategy, they love to run down swift prey such as antelopes and hares.