Zoo Miami Celebrates Arrival Of 2 New Cheetahs From S. Africa

(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
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Zoo Miami is about to get two new four legged ambassadors. Two male cheetahs from South Africa are expected to arrive in Miami from South Africa on Thursday Nov. 29, 2012. (Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
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The brothers were born in captivity on March 6th of this year at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre just outside of Pretoria South Africa. (Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
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Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill traveled to South Africa to personally escort the animals back to South Florida on a South African Airways flight. (Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
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South African Airways is a founding sponsor of the Cheetah Ambassador Program at Zoo Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
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The new cheetahs will be featured in the zoo’s Wildlife Show at the newly constructed amphitheater. (Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
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They'll also participate in conservation education programs in schools and other venues as part of the Zoo Miami’s Cheetah Ambassador Program. (Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
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Once the cheetahs arrive at Zoo Miami, they’ll remain in a quarantine facility to be closely monitored and examined for a minimum of 30 days to insure they are healthy and stable prior to being introduced to their permanent home at the zoo’s new amphitheater. (Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
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The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre is world renowned for its work with cheetahs and it is also the birthplace of Zoo Miami’s first cheetahs, Savannah and King George, well over a decade ago. (Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
(Source: Zoo Miami/Ron Magill)
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