Cheetahs are the ultimate graceful cat of Africa © Björn Persson
The lion is said to be majestic, the leopard ferocious and shrewd. But 'elegant' and 'graceful' best describe the cheetah. Cheetahs are the daintiest of the three major cat species, but are by far the fastest at speeds of 70/mph - they can run faster than any other mammal on the planet. Their striking appearance together with their incomparable physics make them the ultimate African cat. A top predator built for speed and agility, in a golden coat so beautiful it’s hard to keep your eyes off.