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Category — Cheetah Days

Teaming Up With National Geographic

Our cheetahs are running machines!  A few weeks ago, we ran our cheetahs for National Geographic Magazine photographers for a fast-paced photo shoot.  The photographers got some great shots!  Ken Geiger, the magazine’s Deputy Director of Photography, posted a spectacular photo of Bravo.  Follow this link to check it out:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/field-test/first-look/2012-07-09/cheetah-record-run

August 1, 2012   1 Comment

Love the Lure

People often ask,  “How do you get the cheetahs to run”?  Running is instinctual for them, the challenge is finding something they will chase! Our cheetahs chase after a fluffy dog toy, we call it a lure.

Bravo keeps his eyes on the lure as he runs.

Sara stretches to catch up to the lure.

If the lure turns, so does the cat!

Tom strikes the lure to try to "trip it", just like what a wild cheetah would do to a gazelle.

Once in range of the catch, its time to put on the breaks!

Nia catches the lure with glee.

Tom rests with his catch.

Our cheetahs make it look easy!

Thanks to Mark F. for the high speed shots!

July 31, 2012   4 Comments

Nia Joins In

It’s not just Bravo and Chance that are year round runners- Nia also loves the chase.

Nia is improving her form as she grows!

Thanks to Mark F. for the shots!

July 30, 2012   No Comments