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There were once three cheetahs by Coin-du-Feu There were once three cheetahs by Coin-du-Feu
December, 2012

~Spotted or sometimes with a few stripes, the Cheetahs of gods and of kings.~

This submission has been partly a personal challenge, but started when a note about the International Cheetah day and came in the notebox from the ICDC. So the art had been born as a form of participation in the International Cheetah Day Challenge.

The links that may be of interest and for further information on the project are:
[link] (this is the link to the Cheetah Conservation Fund as stated on ICDC)
[link] (The official ICDC journal)

The Cheetah is an animal that is well known for its speed, yet not durability (It will run fast, but not for long or it may face the danger of overheating). It is a cat whose claws are are said to be semi or by some name suggestions, even non-retractable and in ways reminds one more of the dog of the cat world.

Unlike other spotted cats the characteristic cheetah coat is dotted with dark spots that do not have a darker inner centre (rosette like for example). The most characteristic is probably also the black line that comes across the sides of the cheetahs face. In some way they could have similar uses to the dark lines the American Football players have under their eyes.
Cheetahs can purr, but they cannot roar. The baby cheetahs also make interesting call sounds which are rather high pitched and resemble 'bird squeaks'. Also an interesting attribute to the young cheetahs is the 'mane of fur' at the back of their necks down to the mid-back which makes them look like tiny rebels.

An additional submission to the project from :iconlady-winterlace:
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Lady-Winterlace Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Mary wants to become a cheetah! They are adorable. Very nice work as always! Can I adopt the one one the right, please?
Coin-du-Feu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Are you adopting it the same way as they do in zoos?
Thank you very much and very glad you have enjoyed it!
Lady-Winterlace Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Uhm, I will send each year a photo of some money and a bit of meat?
Coin-du-Feu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Can we decide on the type of meat? Hehe.
Lady-Winterlace Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I would send only prime steak - something I can enjoy later after taking the pic, hehe. :P
Coin-du-Feu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Hey, you have said you would send a picture of the money, and a proper real steak. So that means the steak would come to this address, with the picture of the money!
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