The fastest running land animal, the cheetah, is on the hunt for tasty prey! She lives in Africa and the Middle East, and in zoos in captivity in other parts of the world. She can run up to an amazing 70-75 mph, and is a very successful hunter. Her focus, speed, and agility are her strengths. The beautiful and distinct marks on her fur differentiate her from the other predatory big cats, or felines. It is believed that the dark black tear marks on her face below the eyes may help to deflect sunlight and help with her vision, much like the black marks human football players use on their cheeks during a game.