Cheetah and Dog Celebrate One Year Friendship

Remember Kasi and Mtani, the cheetah cub and yellow lab puppy that became best friends at Busch Gardens last year? The two bosom buddies are all grown up. This marks one year since the two were introduced.

Just to refresh your memories, here are the two from April of 2011:

Here they are now!
Kasi and Mtani

Kasi and Mtani

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Cheetah, Cheetah, Pumpkin Eatah!

Ok, so cheetahs don’t actually eat pumpkins. (They are strict carnivores.) But the zookeepers at Busch Gardens provided some pumpkins for the cheetahs to investigate for some Halloween-themed fun.  New sights and smells provide enrichment to animals, keeping them engaged and stimulated.

Remember the cheetah cub Kasi and his puppy friend Mtani?  Here they are together all grown up!

Cheetah and yellow lab looking at pumpkins

Kasi joins Mtani to look at pumpkins.

Cheetah and yellow lab investigating pumpkins

Kasi and Mtani sniff the pumpkins.

Cheetahs investigating pumpkins

More cheetahs examining the pumpkins.

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