Facts about Cheetahs. Cheetahs are meat eaters like all the other big cats.Smaller cheetahs must rely on their speed for survival.. Cheetahs have incredibly strong bodies to fight off enemies.. Cheetahs have powerful jaws to catch prey.. I\'m a baby.. More cheetah facts. . Did you know that a cheetah can run for about 20 seconds and it will cover about 550 feet?!.