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Cheetah Sprinting Full Stretch (Medium)

The fastest cat on the planet, a solitary hunter and a devoted single mother, the cheetah once ranged over the entire continent but now survives on the open savannah woodlands of southern Africa.

Sterling Silver sculpture: Height 12.5cm x Length 20.5cm


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Cheetah Sprinting Full Stretch (Medium). The elegant spotted cheetah with its long legs, lean profile and ‘tear-stained’ face is unmistakable as it surveys its domain from atop a vantage point such as a high termite mound. The female cheetah defends and holds her hunting territory; the males just visit, indulging in lengthy courtships before moving on. The mother brings up her cubs alone with only her speed and strength between her and her family’s starvation. Their stalk-and-chase technique of hunting includes anything up to the size of a medium antelope, and includes terrestrial birds such as bustards and young ostrich. Their spectacular acceleration to 70km per hour cannot be sustained for very long. Cheetahs face constant competition from other carnivores that steal their kills without hesitation. There has never been a recorded incident of a cheetah attacking a human in the wild. They make a strange, birdlike whistling noise, and can purr loudly like any happy cat.

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Item code: 202-471

Made by hand in Zimbabwe

Complimentary gift wrapping

Ships from London flagship store

Complimentary Standard Shipping Worldwide on orders over £200. More about Shipping & Delivery
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£2500 GBP

$3216 USD

€2745 EUR

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Every Patrick Mavros silver sculpture is made using the ancient technique of lost wax casting. Obtaining a silver sculpture of the original wax model is a long and involved process. The wax model is encased in liquid rubber which, once set, is carefully cut away to provide a negative. Into this cavity... More about silver casting »

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Standard UK delivery 3-5 working days £5.00
Express UK delivery 1-2 working days £8.00
Standard International delivery 7-12 working days £12.00
Express International delivery 3-5 days working £30.00

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