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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 Color: 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.
  • History:

    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.

    • Recommended Age: 3
    • Size in cm: 14 L x 3 W x 4 H
    • Size in inches: 5.51 L x 1.18 W x 1.57 H
    • UPC: 095866290405
    Present Status Cheetahs are listed as a vulnerable species. Roughly 7,000 to 10,000 remain in the wild. Habitat loss and fragmentation is a major threat along with sport hunting, a decreasing prey base, conflict with farmers, and increasing competition with lions for territory. Cheetahs are protected by national laws in most of their range. Other conservation efforts include improved livestock management to reduce conflicts with farmers and the establishment of protected areas for their habitats.