As the world’s fastest animals, the big cats can run up to 65 mph and need to get up to speed to burn off metabolic compounds. But the two who live at the Houston Zoo don’t have much opportunity to do that. Until now.
In early November, an entourage of 10 people took a pair of 5-year-old cheetah brothers to the Sam Houston Race Park.
“They were so calm it was amazing,” said the zoo’s Beth Schaefer, who reminds us that their natural habitat is the wide open plains.
(WATCH the video below, or READ the story in the Houston Chronicle)