African - 1500 Piece African Cheetah Puzzle
Made in South Africa.
This unique puzzle is an African collage, of two cheetahs stalking through the African bush veld.
Cheetah has a slender, long-legged body with blunt semi-retractable claws. Its coat is tan with small, round, black spots, and the fur is coarse and short. The cheetah has a small head with high-set eyes. Black tear marks, which run from the corner of its eyes down the sides of the nose to its mouth, keep the sun out of its eyes and aid in hunting.
The cheetahs flexible spine, oversized liver, enlarged heart, wide nostrils, increased lung capacity, and thin muscular body make this cat the swiftest hunter in Africa. Covering 7-8metres in a stride, with only one foot touching the ground at a time, the cheetah can reach a speed of 70 mph in seconds. At two points in the stride, no feet touch the ground. The cheetah has a leaner body, longer lets and is referred to as the grey hound of cats. It is not an aggressive animal, using flight versus fight.
An adult has yellow or tan fur with solid black round or oval spots measuring .75 to 1.5 inches in diameter. The spots cover nearly the entire body; only the white throat and abdomen are unmarked. The tail ends with four to six black rings and a bushy, white tuft.
Cheetahs thrive in areas with vast expanses of land where prey is abundant. In Namibia cheetahs have been found in a variety of habitats, including grasslands, savannahs, dense vegetation, and mountainous terrain. 95% live on commercial farms.
Size of box:
Height: 2 inches
Length: 14 inches
Width: 10 inches
Approximate Size of Assembled Puzzle:
35 X25 inches.