Article Comment 

Dallas Zoo welcomes two cheetah cubs ... and puppy

 

This photo provided by The Dallas Zoological Society shows two male cheetah cubs, Winspear and Kamau, born July 8, that have joined the Dallas Zoo population.

This photo provided by The Dallas Zoological Society shows two male cheetah cubs, Winspear and Kamau, born July 8, that have joined the Dallas Zoo population.
Photo by: AP Photo/Dallas Zoological Society

 

 

The Associated Press

 

DALLAS -- Two male cheetah cubs have joined the Dallas Zoo population. Zoo officials have marked the occasion by providing them with a puppy. 

 

The 8-week-old feline brothers, Winspear and Kamau, were born July 8 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. 

 

The zoo is providing them with an 8-week-old black Labrador retriever puppy named Amani. According to a zoo statement, Amani means "peace" in Swahili. 

 

Since Labs are easygoing in public settings and since the pup will grow with the cubs, zoo experts believe he'll provide a calming influence for the cats. 

 

Winspear and Kamau will join the zoo's Animal Adventures outreach program to help teach the public about their highly endangered species.

 

 

printer friendly version | back to top

 

 

 

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Instagram

Follow Us via Email