The Cheetah is the fastest land animal on the planet. Achieving speeds of upto 64 km/h (40 mph) while hunting but are capable of accelerating up to 112 km/h (70 mph).
The cheetah is threatened by habitat loss through agricultural and industrial expansion; moreover, the species apparently requires a large area to live in as indicated by its low population densities. It appears to be less capable of coexisting with humans than the leopard. Human interference disturbs hunting and feeding of cheetah. With 76% of its range consisting of unprotected land, the cheetah is often targeted by farmers and pastoralists who attempt to protect their livestock. However, cheetah is not known to prey on livestock.
In 2016, it was estimated that there are just 7,100 cheetahs remaining in the wild, and simulation modelling suggested that they are at risk of extinction.
Sculpted in 2019 by Sally in a limited edition of 8. For more details see the Cheetah art-work page or contact Sally now or click here.