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.

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