Huge Illuminated Majestic Cheetah from London Zoo


  • £2,950.00
  • €3,441 Euro
  • $4,054 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Huge Illuminated Majestic Cheetah from London Zoo

This huge illuminated cheetah is a rare and unique piece
Originally made for London Zoo, Whipsnade Zoo & Chester Zoo as part of a travelling group of giant animal lanterns for special evening zoo openings called 'Zoo nights'. Set among towering flowers and twinkling fairy lights that illuminated guests around the Zoo grounds, through a magical journey of African savanna creatures.
This majestic leaping cat is handcrafted from a shaped steel frame, covered with beautiful satin fabric, hand-painted with the spotted pattern and facial details. Inside the body of the frame are lightbulbs, which glow beautifully though the satin.
2.80m length, 1.60m height, 37cm width
The Cheetah is mounted permanently on a steel base frame on which it balances perfectly. There is a cable from the back leg and UK plug . Made in the UK by master craftsman lantern makers, dating from around 2015.
There was only ever one of these made for the Zoo so its a totally unique and rare piece, perfect to make a very bold statement
A few small areas of the satin body have small tears, there is also a piece of satin missing from the back of one ear, this could easily be replaced.

This would not be waterproof or electrically safe for outdoor use, Indoor use only


  • H: 160cm (62.99in)
  • W: 280cm (110.24in)
  • D: 37cm (14.57in)



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