In Africa, Cheetahs are found in a wide range of habitats and ecoregions, ranging from dry forest and thick scrub through to grassland and hyperarid deserts. Cheetahs, unlike many other African predators, rarely scavenge. Cheetahs make use of their high speeds to catch their prey, their prey can range from ground-dwelling birds and small mammals, such as hares, up to large ungulates such as wildebeest, kudu or eland. This is how cheetahs effect their diversity they control the population of their prey.
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