In the animal kingdom, animals must eat plants or other animals. If they eat only plants, they are known as herbivores. If they eat only animals, they are known as carnivores. If they eat both plants and animals, they are known as omnivores. Many animals are carnivores just like the cheetahs. However, different animals eat other different animals.
These animals that eat the other animals are called predators and the animals they eat are called the prey. Cheetahs are predators of smaller animals and even very small animals. These include gazelles, rabbits, zebras and deer. Since they can run fast, it is rather easy for them to catch these animals that are quite slower than the cheetah. These animals must watch out for the cheetahs.