In the wild, cheetahs live on average up to 20, sometimes up to 25 years; In zoos – much longer. However, cheetahs have a very high level of infant mortality: up to 70% of cubs do not survive to a year. They have signs of genetic degeneration caused by incest.
Cheetahs are not schooling animals, but loners. Family couples, consisting of an adult male and female, are formed only during the rut and quickly decay.
Females lead a solitary lifestyle (except for the time they spend with the young), and males live either singly or in coalitions. Family couples, consisting of an adult male and female, are formed only during the rut and quickly decay.
Communicating, cheetahs quietly purring or licking each other’s muzzles, with it the animals maintain good relations in the group. At a meeting, adult animals from different groups of different sex behaved peacefully and only exchanged steadfast glances.