Cheetah was so important animal in ancient Egypt. The skin of a cheetah was the dress of the high priest who was the only one of his kind. The cheetah was chosen by the priests to be one of the strongest animals on the planet and the fastest ever. Also it is the best hunter been prepared naturally for this function with its semi-retractable claws and its very special body structure.
Cheetah: Inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. It is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx. The cheetah can run faster than any other land animal— as fast as 112 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 mph), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in five seconds. This cat is also notable for modifications in the species' paws. It is one of the few felids with semi-retractable claws. The word "cheetah" is derived from the Sanskrit word citrakāyaḥ, meaning "variegated", via the Hindi.
The cheetah's chest is deep and its waist is narrow. The coarse, short fur of the cheetah is tan with round black spots measuring from 2 to 3 cm (0.79 to 1.2 in) across, affording it some camouflage while hunting. There are no spots on its white underside, but the tail has spots, which merge to form four to six dark rings at the end. The tail usually ends in a bushy white tuft. The cheetah has a small head with high-set eyes. Black "tear marks" running from the corner of its eyes down the sides of the nose to its mouth keep sunlight out of its eyes and aid in hunting and seeing long distances. Its thin and fragile body makes it well-suited to short bursts of high speed, but not to long-distance running.