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The cheetah is considered to be among the smallest of the big cats. While it is often mistaken for the leopard, the cheetah does have distinguishing features, such as the  long "tear-mark" lines that run from the corners of its eyes to its mouth. The body frame of the cheetah is also very different from that of the leopard, most notably so in its thinner and longer tail and, unlike the leopard's, its spots are not arranged into rosettes.

The cheetah is considered to be among the smallest of the big cats. While it is often mistaken for the leopard, the cheetah does have distinguishing features, such as the long "tear-mark" lines that run from the corners of its eyes to its mouth. The body frame of the cheetah is also very different from that of the leopard, most notably so in its thinner and longer tail and, unlike the leopard's, its spots are not arranged into rosettes.

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