Are you ready?

Here comes Tommy T on one of his training runs at the Zoo’s off-site facility.  The cheetah ambassadors come here during good weather to have the chance to really run, allowing them to use all of their amazing adaptations that make them the fastest animal on land.

Eunice opens the door to his crate.

He’s off!

He has the lure in his sight.

Kathy is pulling the lure and placing it perfectly, just enough in front of him to honor his ancient instinct.


So close…

Look at his feet pulling him across the field.

During half of a cheetah’s stride all four feet are off the ground…they literally FLY!

Caught It!

Pants and Purrs