One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Cheetahs enjoy the warm winter weather at the National Zoo
The entrance to the auditorium where the Smithsonian puts on its winter in-service training for horticulturists is just across from this enclosure. The speakers are always excellent; today was no exception. Still, part of the fun is seeing these incredible animals. When we arrived at ~8:00 they weren't outside but when we left at noon they were strolling around agreeably. The back of the enclosure abuts the zebra yard. I always feel a bit for them. If I were a zebra I have to think I'd like to live a bit farther away from such lethal carnivores.