The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a very agile animal. The cheetah is faster than any other quick animal, like in real life. In the beginner mode, one must capture a cheetah before time runs out. If time runs out, the player can't continue. It is a 4-star animal.
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- In the Wii version, there is a variant called a king cheetah.
- The cheetah is one of the only animals to appear in two areas in the arcade version.