Heathcliffe is a stunning King Cheetah, he was born in May 2009 and was hand raised. He had to have part of his stomach removed when he was about a year old due to eating a chicken bone that splintered.
He absolutely loves attention, especially his enrichment time. Heathcliffe is the largest cheetah we have on the farm, but in reality he is just a gentle giant with a massive heart.
COMMON NAME: Cheetah
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acinonyx jubatus
GROUP NAME: Coalition
AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: Up to 12 years
SIZE: 70-90 cm (28-36 in) high at shoulder
WEIGHT: 35-65 kg (77-144 lbs)