Cheetah cub joins Busch Gardens

17 Mar

Busch Gardens has adopted a 4-week-old cheetah cub. They have been caring for the cub since adopting it from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, where the newborn’s mother wasn’t able to care for him.

The Species Survival Plan and the Jacksonville Zoo advised that the cheetah be moved to Busch Gardens’ facilities in Tampa. The cub, which now weighs 2 pounds, will eventually be part of Cheetah Run, the upcoming animal exhibit opening in conjunction Cheetah Hunt, a roller coaster set to open this spring.

Busch Gardens supports the conservation of cheetahs via the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, which has donated almost $100,000 to cheetah efforts in Africa since 2005.

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