I did some research online to see who might sell 'Charo - the cheetah with attitude'. Yowzers!
The toy is made by a company called Jungle Joe's in the line called 'Safari Friends'. I think they are now a collectible, because most of the ones I am finding online are over $30, but I can guarantee you that I spent under $10 for our 'Charo'.
On eBay (don't shoot the messenger) there is one for $16.97 (used). Here is the link. http://cgi.ebay.com/CHARO-CEETAH-Jungle-Joes-Safari-Plush-Talks-14-/270685393114?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f061b50da
Not sure why ours had no collar and was relatively cheap.