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Giant cheetah

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Giant cheetah
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Urist likes giant cheetahs for their speed.

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Cheetah - Cheetah man - Giant cheetah

Alignment: Savage

· War animals · Hunting animals · Exotic mount

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 500

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Trainable:  Hunting   War 

Birth: 56,000 cm3
Mid: 280,000 cm3
Max: 560,000 cm3

Adult at: 3
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier ×3)

Food items

Meat 14
Fat 13
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 1
Liver 1
Kidneys 2
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 17
Skull 1
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A gigantic spotted cat. It is possibly the fastest animal on land and is found in the savage wilds.

Giant cheetahs are massive, strong and carnivorous animals, roaming savage tropical areas. They are roughly 11 times the size of their normal-sized cousins. Baby giant cheetahs are slightly smaller than a standard cow. Giant cheetahs may also appear as mounts during a siege.

Captured giant cheetahs may be tamed and kept as pets, trained for hunting or war, or used as livestock for a meat industry. While they do not produce as much meat as other "giant" creatures, giant cheetah butchering returns are worth four times as much as common domestic animals.

Despite their much greater size, giant cheetahs cannot sprint any faster than normal ones.

Some dwarves like giant cheetahs for their speed.

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There have been reports of some in the adventurer community vehemently calling night trolls "giant cheetahs" because of how often one that receives a spine-destroying blow from a supposedly prepared and surely winning opponent somehow manages to turn the tide and, soon after, mercilessly beats said adventurer to a pulp or shreds them into ribbons with incredible alacrity, with the fatal injury often ironically being sometimes direct but frequently indirect damage to the spine. Our fortress dwarves have yet to figure out how the label of "giant cheetah" would, at all, make sense in this context.

Like an entire fortress with teeth that can run faster than you.
Art by Hillary D Wilson