AnAge entry for Acinonyx jubatus

Classification (HAGRID: 02557)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Felidae
                    Genus: Acinonyx
Species
Acinonyx jubatus
Common name
Cheetah
Synonyms
Acinonyx rex

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
20.5 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

One wild born male was about 20.5 years old when he died in captivity [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
456 days
Male sexual maturity
456 days
Gestation
88 days
Weaning
107 days
Litter size
3 (viviparous)
Litters per year
0.7
Inter-litter interval
537 days
Weight at birth
489 g
Weight at weaning
1,940 g
Adult weight
53,500 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
79%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
312ºK or 39.0ºC or 102.2ºF
Basal metabolic rate
61.7700 W
Body mass
38446.1 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001607 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 183813
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 32536
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