Unlike other cats, the cheetah has non-retractile claws.
The diet of a cheetah consists primarily of hoofed mammals weighing less than 90 pounds, including gazelles and young wildebeest. They will also eat smaller game such as hares, warthogs, and birds. The cheetah will grab the throat of its victim and kill it by suffocation within minutes. Despite their best efforts to hide their kill it is often stolen by larger predators such as lions.