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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Big Cats Redux

posted by Jazz at 2/05/2005 07:56:00 AM

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Bill in DC sent us a link to a very nice story with some great pictures. It's about the birth of three cheetah cubs at the National Zoo in Washington. (The first time cheetahs have ever been born in captivity at that zoo.) Here's a thumnail shot, but there are larger versions at the linked article. (Annoying but free registration required.)


(Photo credit: Reuters)


There are so few of these cats left that it's very cool that they have some new babies. I'm actually not a big fan of zoos, at least the smaller ones. I don't much care for the containments that the larger animals are held in. But the big ones like Washington and San Diego have some really nice, large enclosures where the big cats can, I think, lead a fairly happy life. And in the wild, poachers would likely just get them anyway.

Thanks for the tip, Bill.