Cheetahs Receive New Entertainment

The wild animal park at Chehaw State Park in Albany, Ga., opened a new lure course for the animals over the weekend.

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Cheetah Cat at ZooThe lure course, donated by local business Albany Mazda, is powered by a motorized wheel. The wheel pulls a lure at speeds up to 70 miles per hour, enticing the cheetahs to give chase. Because of limited space, the cheetahs top speed only reaches about 40 miles per hour.

The Chehaw Wild Animal Park, part of Parks of Chehaw, has the only cheetah population in the state of Georgia. The wild animal park is also home to many native and exotic animals, including African black rhinos, American bald eagles, lemurs, bison and zebras more than 40 animals in all.

A near-by childrens farm has a petting farm with miniature horses, alpacas, pigs and goats. Other features of the Parks include an old-style locomotive, BMX track and amphitheater, as well as tent and RV camping.

Posted: May 31, 2006, 5:00 a.m. EST

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Tricia    Fort Wayne, IN

4/24/2007 2:22:45 PM

I'm glad there is an animal park that keeps Cheetahs, they are very beautiful and have a hard time in the wild raising their young. It is a good idea to have something they can run after since they need to run. It's to bad you can't expand so they could get up to their top speed, but this does help get their running in.

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