The cheetah is the fastest land animal and is harmless to humans, which makes it commonly hunted. The cheetah lives in the same area as the powerful lion and the strong leopard, but it is different than them both. The lions and leopards hunt by ambushing prey but the cheetah will run like lightening and will catch its prey. Also, the cheetah's claws are not retractable like other cats. Finally, the cheetah is peaceful with humans. Lions and leopards may hurt humans but cheetahs won't even not in self-defense. Unfortunately the cheetah is commonly hunted for its warm black-spotted fur. People can only see cheetahs gracefully running free in controlled parks. I have seen in a documentary that lions can be harmless like rabbits if raised in the correct environments. After watching a documentary and reading a factual article, I can conclude that all cats can be harmless like cheetahs if raised right.