Cheetahs and leopards are two of the most popular large cats found in Africa. Although they are both members of the Felidae family and share many similarities, they are also quite different in many ways. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal, reaching speeds of up to 75 mph. They have a slender body with long legs and a spotted coat. Leopards, on the other hand, are smaller and have a more robust body. They are also much slower than cheetahs, reaching speeds of up to only 40 mph. Leopards have a solid coat that is usually speckled with rosettes. Both cheetahs and leopards are solitary animals and hunt during the day, although leopards may also hunt at night. Cheetahs typically hunt small animals like gazelles and hares, while leopards prey on larger animals such as antelopes and wildebeest.