The sculpture is expertly finished by hand to create its unique details. The sculpture then receives an advanced protective coating, a technology that has been developed in the USA. Further extensive finishing work is carried out by specialists in South Africa including the application of an anti-tarnish treatment followed by hand polishing.
Cheetahs are active mainly during the day, with hunting its major activity. Adult males are sociable despite their territoriality, forming groups called “coalitions”. Females are not territorial; they may be solitary or live with their offspring in home ranges. The cheetah’s body is specialised for speed; it is the fastest land animal. The speed of a hunting cheetah averages 65 km/h during a sprint; the chase is interspersed with a few short bursts of speed, when the animal can clock 112 km/h.