Four Cheetah Cubs Move Into The Pittsburgh Zoo

Here’s something fun for the kids: take them to see the cheetah cubs at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Four young cheetahs pause in a holding area, on the cusp of a brand new life.

“We’re going to get ready to let the cheetahs out,” announces Dr. Barbara Baker, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

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A gate is lifted, and the large cats gingerly step across an encaged bridge to their new home. It’s a wide open grassland, with room to roam.

“I can’t tell them apart,” Baker says. “I’m getting better at it, but I can’t tell them apart right now.”

One way to tell the difference is by examining the thin black lines that border the face. They are like fingerprints. No two are alike.

Baker says these cheetahs are not shy about cozying up to visitors.

“These guys actually come right up to the mesh fence,” she said. “They lay down, they plop down…

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