Zoo Miami Welcomes Two New South African Cheetahs

Nov 29, 2012

American Airlines flew in two South African cheetahs to Miami this afternoon. The cheetah brothers did quite a lot of traveling this morning: from South Africa to JFK in New York, and finally to Miami International Airport. The brothers will be reunited at Zoo Miami after being unloaded and released from their crates into a quarantined area.

Zoo Miami has been planning and anticipating the arrival of their new additions for months. According to the press release, these endangered animals will be featured in the zoo’s Wildlife Show at the newly constructed amphitheater. These two will also continue the work of Zoo Miami’s Cheetah Ambassador Program by making appearances off zoo grounds at a variety of venues including schools and civic organizations.