12×18 colored pencil on Canson;s “Artagain” paper (great stuff to work on). Original unavailable and in a private collection.
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This is a pieced together “frankenstein” of different pictures taken at the Cleveland Zoo. The good thing about cheetahs is that they pretty much assume similar positions.. so it’s easier to take what you like from each picture.
Scientific Name: Acinonyx jubatus
Size: Head and body 3.7-4.4 feet (112-135cm); tail length 2.2-2.8 feet (66-84cm)
Weight: 86-143 pounds (39-65kg)
Distribution: Africa, South Asia, Middle East
Habitat: Most habitats in Africa except rain forest: Semidesert, open savanna, bush
Diet: Gazelles, impalas, small antelope, hare, jackals, young ostrich, and ground-dwelling birds; larger prey, such as zebras, caught through cooperative hunting
Reproduction: After a gestation period of 13-14 weeks, female gives birth to 2-4 cubs
Longevity: Up to 12 years (17 in captivity)
Population: Estimated at below 10,000
Status: Vulnerable (information from thebigcats.com)