Photo Opportunity: three-month-old cheetah cubs make their public debut in their outdoor enclosure

What: 

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s two three-month-old cheetah cubs will make their public debut in their outdoor enclosure. The Zoo also will announce how the cubs’ names will be chosen.

When: 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 – 9:45am

Where: 

Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Cheetah Conservation Station
3001 Connecticut Ave, N.W.
(Park at top of bus parking lot and walk toward CCS)

The cheetah cubs are ready to make their public debut and the media is invited to see them venture into their yard. Born April 23 at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., these cubs had a rocky entrance into the world, but have since been thriving. The introduction to their yard is the next step in their development and will provide visitors the opportunity to watch them play and grow. The Zoo also will announce its plan to name the male and female cubs and provide a news release at the preview.

Please note: It is up to the cubs whether and for how long they come out into the yard to explore. A keeper will be in the yard for oversight.

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