As international leaders in superior taxidermy, our team have produced over 150 000 exquisite trophies at the Life-Form studios. With an in-depth understanding of African game and their habitat, our expert craftsmen work with painstaking attention to detail, ensuring that your trophy will be recognised among the finest in the world.
The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), one of our largest felines, inhabits most of the Middle East and Africa. One way to always recognise a cheetah is by the long, black lines which run from the inside of each eye to the mouth.These lines are called “tear lines” and experts believe they help protect the cheetah’s eyes from the harsh sun and help them to see long distances. The Cheetah is one of the few felines with semi-retractable claws.They are the fastest land animal in the world and the word “Cheetah” is taken from the Sanskrit word citrakāyaḥ, which means “Variegated”.
• The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. They can reach a top speed of around 113 km per hour.
• Cheetahs cannot climb trees.
• Cheetahs do all of their hunting during the day.
• Cheetahs are very fast although the tire out very quickly.
Thorough preparation is the key factor to ensuring a high-quality final product. All hides are tanned and oiled using the world’s very best available chemicals and processes to ensure permanence and longevity.Forms are selected to ensure the best fit and posture will be altered to suit you, the client’s preference without additional cost. Natural habitat bases are custom-made for full mount trophies without additional cost.Only the finest materials and 30 years of professional experience are used in defining your trophies in a whole new way. The final trophies are almost Life-Formed. When the restoration is required, every effort is made to repair cuts and abrasions, and to minimise bullet damage. Natural scarring is kept unless otherwise requested.
Cheetahs prefer to live in an open biotype, where prey is readily available to them. Grasslands, Savannahs and mountainous terrain are all examples of the Cheetahs home. A study of cheetahs in the Serengeti showed females are sexually promiscuous and often have cubs by many different males. Males are territorial and often mark their territory.They are also very social and stick together in packs like a brotherhood. They are vocal animals and have a big range of sounds that they make from purring to growling to yowling when there is danger nearby.