Cheetah cubs at the National Zoo are worth checking out

After reading about fun things to do inside (story at left), we wanted to be sure you knew about something really fun you can do if you don’t mind walking around in the heat.

You can see the National Zoo’s cheetah cubs at the Cheetah Conservation Stage every day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for about an hour. Keep in mind that zoo officials warn that they will leave it up to the cubs to decide if they want to come out and how long they stay out, so you may need to be patient. On their first day outside, the cubs ran, jumped and played with each other in their yard.

The cubs were born on April 23, and when their mom couldn’t take care of them, zookeepers started feeding them.

The male and female cubs don’t have names, but that will change soon. The zoo will name the Cubs after the fastest American male and female athletes in the 100-meter dash at the Olympic Games. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal; they can reach speeds of about 70 miles per hour over short distances.

 
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