|Attribute||Males & Females|
|Body Weight||39-65 kg (86-143 lbs)|
|Body Length||112-135 cm (44-53 inches)|
|Tail Length||66-84 cm (26-33 inches)|
"Medium" sized cat
Unique morphological traits
Other physical features
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"King cheetahs" are a genetic rarity. The stripes on the which run along the animal's back result from inheriting a single, recessive gene from both parents. It is not uncommon for "king" a cheetah to have siblings without this distinctive appearance.
Williams et al (1997)