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  1. #1
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    Jul. 2, 1999

    Talking Is that a Ramsey 'kitten' at Sam Houston? No man, that's a cheetah!

    Houston Chronicle - 12/15/2012: "Cheetahs get workout at horse track"

    As the world's fastest animals, the big cats can run up to 65 mph and need to get up to speed to burn off metabolic compounds. But the two who live at the Houston Zoo don't have much opportunity to do that.

    "They need about 600 feet," said Beth Schaefer, the zoo's curator of primates and carnivores. "We don't have that straightaway anywhere on zoo grounds."

    So, where can Kito and Kiburi, a pair of 5-year-old cheetah brothers go to burn off energy?

    It turns out that a great place is the turf track at Sam Houston Race Park.
    I wonder if the DRF has a clocker to see what the fractions are

    Workout VIDEO of the two five year old cheetahs

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  2. #2
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    May. 15, 2007
    NY State


    Holy cow that's cool! I've done lure coursing with both of my borzoi and that was amazing to watch. I can't even imagine seeing cheetahs coursing in person. What a thrill, and awesome that Sam Houston Race Park allowed it!

  3. #3
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    Jan. 9, 2009
    a little north of Columbus GA


    Great video! And how neat that they have a companion dog.
    ... and Patrick

  4. #4
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    Dec. 13, 2005
    New England


    Can you imagine being the person tasked with swapping out the lure for a bowl of food?

  5. #5
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    Jun. 18, 2007


    Great video!

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