The size and structure of the cheetah's jaw exhibits the strength they have to kill prey instantly and protect themselves from predators. The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) can run faster than any other land animal, reaching up to 75 mph and accelerating from 0-60 in just 3 seconds! The cheetah's powerful jaw, coupled with their remarkably fast running speed, agility and semi-retractable claws (enabling extra grip), make this wild, large feline one of the most dangerous species to contend with inside the animal kingdom. Botswana, Africa. May 2012.