Unlike other large cats, cheetahs rarely show hostility towards humans and are known to be fairly sociable. Throughout history, many different civilizations have seen and interacted with cheetahs and have incorporated them into their folklore and art. Cheetahs were once found in a much larger range that included Palestine, central India, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan. However, due to many different factors such as habitat loss and fragmentation, they are now found in roughly 24 percent of their historic range.
Famous for being the fastest land animal on planet Earth, cheetahs can reach speeds of up to 70 mph in a full sprint. While they aren't as large or strong as other members of the big cat classification, their speed makes them incredibly specialized and effective predators.
- Scientific Name: Acinonyx jubatus
- Characteristics: Did you know that cheetahs can accelerate to their full speed from a standstill in under three seconds? Our hand painted and true-to-life cheetah figurine captures the natural beauty of this incredible hunter.
- Size and Colour: 6 inches long and 2 inches tall, this cheetah figurine is a little larger than a soda resting on its side. Complete with its attractive amber brown and black spotted coat, this model deserves a place in every collector's display!
- The Cheetah is part of the Wild Safari® Wildlife collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
Size in cm: 14 L x 3 W x 4 H