Why do cheetahs not eat giraffes or do they?

Generally, no cheetahs will not hunt giraffes. It would be too dangerous for the cheetah as a giraffe is a large, powerful animal and cheetahs are strong but also delicate. They are much better suited to hunt smaller antelope and gazelle species. Most larger cats such as lions even stay away from giraffes. They are not an easy meal to catch and bring down.