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Jan 22 2014

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Cheetah Maze

Quick,  do the Cheetah Maze!

Quick, do the Cheetah Maze!

Almost all cheetahs live in the deserts and grasslands in the central and southern parts of the African continent. They are the fastest sprinters on the planet. Cheetahs’ coats are golden-tan in color and covered with black spots. On each side of the face they have a distinctive black streak going from the inside corner of the eye down to the side of the nose.

 

  • There are only about 12,000 cheetahs alive today. About 200 of them live in the wilds of Iran. The largest population is in Namibia where about 2500 of them can be found.

  • Cheetahs are about 2 to 3 feet tall at the shoulder, and weigh about 80 to 140 pounds.

  • They live to be about 10 years old in the wild.

  • Females are usually solitary with a larger home range; males often live in small groups with a smaller home range. Range size varies greatly from about 20 square miles to over 1800 square miles. They are carnivores and they eat gazelle, wildebeest and smaller mammals.

  • In a dead sprint a cheetah accelerates from zero to sixty miles an hour faster than cars that cost more than $250,000. The cheetah reaches this speed in just less than 3 seconds.

  • The cheetah tires out quickly and must stop to rest after 20 seconds or risk deadly over-heating. During this sprint it travels the distance of 5 football fields, about a third of a mile.

  • At high speeds the cheetah’s tail acts like a rudder, helping the big cat to turn quickly.

  • The cheetah hunts during the day. Its excellent eyesight is adapted to desert conditions.

  • The pattern of spots found on one cheetah is unique to that individual.

  • Cheetahs can purr but they do not roar. Cheetahs also make chirping sounds; this may trick other animals into a false sense of security just before the cheetah strikes!

Click here to see the solution to the cheetah maze.

Download a PDF of the cheetah maze here!

The cheetah maze is also available as a greeting card.

 The original artwork was drawn by Rob Hughes on 7″ x 10″ Canson mix media acid free paper with archival inks.  The cheetah is built for speed.  This artwork is built to last.

You may want to compare this maze to my earlier Jaguar Maze.

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