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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.

 

Highland Stag Sculpture by Sally Amoore
The Highland Stag is a subspecies of Red Deer native to Great Britain. This deer is slightly smaller than other Western European red deer. In summer, the coat is lighter in colour with a distinct border to the lighter patch on the rump. The rest of the colour is dark reddish brown with a greyer face and neck. The legs are blackish brown. In winter the animal grows long hair on the neck. The brow and the bez tines of the antler are usually close together and at a distance above the burr.

 

Highland Stag Sculpture by Sally Amoore
This deer thrives in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and in parts of England such as Westmorland, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and the New Forest. It is also found in County Kerry and Donegal in Ireland. However, most of the red deer kept in parks in the British Isles are derived from the larger subspecies brought from the European mainland, the Western European Red Deer.

 

Highland Stag Sculpture by Sally Amoore
Although mostly found in the north of Scotland, there are reports of deer being spotted in the Borders.
Sculpted in 2003 by Sally in a limited edition of 8. For more details see the Highland Stag art-work page or contact Sally now or click here.

 

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