The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

The World’s Fastest Animal

on January 1, 2014

postcards1_4_2This beautiful card comes from Ruhan in South Africa and shows, of course, a cheetah, the world’s fastest animal. The back was totally covered in stamps, too many even for a message. But Ruhan has told me the story he knows for ‘how the cheetah got the marks on its face’. Apparently, a mother cheetah took her cub to the waterhole to drink, when a crocodile stole her cub away from her. The mother cheetah cried so hard that the tears left permanent marks on her face. Sad story, but sweet, so I thought I would share. He tells it better than I do though!


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