Tasmania Zoo has two very special new arrivals.
Two year-old cheetah sisters Zari and Tafara arrived from Monarto Zoo in South Australia, and will now call Launceston home.
Zoo owner Rochelle Penney said they were a very exciting addition, eight years in the making.
"We had the enclosure built eight years ago, so it's been a long wait," she said.
Ms Penney said aside from being the fastest animal on land, there were many things most people did not know about the spotted felines.
"They're technically not big cats," she said.
"They can turn mid-air while springing, and can leap about seven metres."
Ms Penney said though cheetahs can reach high speeds of about 110km/h, they can only sustain that speed for about 300 metres.
They spend much of their time sleeping in the shade, and are most active during the morning and evening hours.
In the wild, their usual prey would include gazelles, impalas, antelopes, hares, birds, and rodents.
Only about 6700 cheetahs remain in the wild due to trafficking and habitat loss, Ms Penney said.
Visitors can see Zari and Tafara at the zoo from Monday.
Visit the Tasmania Zoo website for more information.