The Cheetah is NOT one of the Big a big cat. Rather, this is a medium sized cat. King Cheetah on the move! The King Cheetah is not a separate species but the result of a recessive gene that produces a dark striping together with larger spots and whorls.
Cheetah Breaks Speed Record—Beats Usain Bolt by Seconds "Polka-dotted missile" rockets to 61 miles an hour. Sarah, a cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo, ran a record-setting dash on June Photograph by Ken Geiger, National Geographic