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In these challenging times, the beauty of Africa has never served more as a source of inspiration and relief.A collaboration with South African illustrator Chantal-Henry Swiegers, we hope that coloring in these illustrations inspired by the family bonds and communities that exist in the wild allows you to connect and relax with your loved one!
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Follow your own creative route or use our color guide to complete.
Don’t forget to tag @okapi.africa and your loved ones in your final artworks!
The fastest land animals in the world, cheetahs are known to be solitary animals with female cheetahs always living alone unless she is caring for her cubs. Mothers with cubs will usually stay within close proximity to one another. Whilst raising her cubs as a single mother, female cheetahs must leave them alone to hunt, and consequently, mortality is very high, possibly 90%, during this period. Cubs surviving to 5 months of age are able to outrun almost any other adult carnivore - except, of course, another cheetah! Juveniles stay with the mother for about a year and following this period the litter members live together for a time perfecting their hunting skills. At around 23 months of age, the female cubs either leaves her brothers or they are separated from her by older dominant males. Unlike their female counterparts, male cheetahs, especially brothers, sometimes form coalitions where they decide to stay together as a team and defend their territory as one. There are many inspiring tales of brotherly bonds between cheetahs in the wild who stay together for life!