Cheetah Female (Schleich #14746)
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Cheetah Female (Schleich #14746)

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Catalog Number 14746
Dimensions 3.8 x 1.5 x 2.4 inch (W x D x H)
Age Recommendation 3-8 years

Cheetahs are the fastest land animals in the world. With their slim bodies and powerful, long legs, they can accelerate up to 120 km/h within a few seconds.
Cheetahs are excellent hunters. First of all they approach their prey very carefully until they are within a few metres, then when the time is right, they run at lightning speed. If the fleeing prey suddenly changes direction, the Cheetah can simply turn its body mid-leap. Its flexible spine makes this possible. However, if they have no success after a few hundred metres, they have to give up. The high speed is so energy-sapping, they can only keep it up for a short distance.

FUN FACT

Cheetahs are perfectly adapted to the savannah. They only need to drink water every three to four days.

SCIENTIFIC FACTS

  • Scientific name : Acinonyx jubatus
  • Global Home : Africa
  • Conservation Status : Vulnerable
  • Primary habitat : Dry Savanna, Moist Savanna, Temperate Grassland

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