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. Schleich manufacture amazingly wonderful accurate models of all sorts of animals, including this Female Cheetah model. All Schleich models are beautifully hand painted to give wonderful role play to children and also make a great collectors item for the nature enthusiast. This stunning Schleich Female Cheetah makes a perfect addition to the Schleich range.