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 meters, 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 meters, they have to give up. The high speed is so energy-sapping, they can only keep it up for a short distance.
Part of the Wild Life Series by Schleich®.
Material: Made of durable synthetic material. Hand Painted.
Dimensions: 3.8 x 1.5 x 2.4 inch (W x D x H)
Recommended for ages 3-8 years