Captive-bred cheetah skull for sale! This zoo-raised skull measures ~17cm long and is available exclusively in Canada.
The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large feline, with a reputation for being the fastest land-based animal. It can reach speeds of up to 112 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 mph) and accelerate from 0 to 100km/h (62mph) in three seconds. They are found in parts of Africa and the Middle East and prefer open land like prairies and semideserts.
Cheetahs are carnivores and hunt mainly antelopes. Unlike some of the bigger felines, cheetahs don’t posses the strength to snap the prey’s neck. Instead, it is suffocated with a bite to the the underside of the neck. The cheetah then proceeds to devour the prey as fast as possible before the stronger predators show up.
The cheetah can’t maintain its high speed for more than 500 m (1,600 ft) and must rest for up to half an hour at a time. The cheetah is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN. The world’s population is estimated at roughly 20,000. The main causes of population decline are cubs falling victim to larger predators as well as low genetic diversity.