Duma is the title character of the 1989 film Cheetah. She is an orphaned baby cheetah that was adopted by the two main protagonists, Ted and Susan. She is later captured by corrupt gamblers and forced to run against greyhounds in a dog race.
She is voiced by Joe Herrington.
Because she was brought up like a pet, Duma has no idea how to be a real wild cheetah.
An abandoned baby Duma is found by two American teenagers, Ted and Susan and their native friend, Morogo. Morogo informs Ted that her mother is dead and that she was skinned by a poacher. When Susan learns of this, she immediately wants to adopt her. Although the others think that's crazy, she thinks it's the only way for her to survive.
When the trio capture Duma, they plan to use her for dog racing. When Ted and Susan realize that Duma is captured, they head off into the wild to rescue her after Ted realizes that Abdullah also killed Duma's mother due to his shoe marks. When they rescue Duma, they decide to release her back into the wild where she belongs.
- "Duma" means "services" or "cheetah" in Swahili.
- She is unrelated to the Warner Bros. adventure film Duma, which also involves a cheetah.