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Cheetahs in Slow Motion

(vimeo link) At 1200 frames per second, the first minute of this video only covers one second of the cheetah’s run! Greg Wilson shot high-speed footage of five cheetahs from the Cincinnati Zoo, including the world-speed-record-holder Sarah, over three days to get this video. They ran at up to 60 miles per hour, so I would [...]

Savanna and Max

(YouTube link) Savanna the cheetah cub at the Cincinnati Zoo gets a new playmate her own age, named Max. The fact that Max is a dog takes nothing away from the adorable video. Just listen to those little squeaks!  -via Buzzfeed

Meet Savanna

(YouTube link) Savanna is a hand-raised seven-week-old cheetah cub with an awesome punk hairdo at the Cincinnati Zoo. The zoo is documenting her life from all angles as she grows up to be one of the fastest animals on earth. See more of Savanna at Buzzfeed. Link

Cheetah Runs 100m in 5.95 Seconds

Usain Bolt set an Olympic record for the 100m dash at the Olympics last night, coming in at 9.63 seconds. That’s mighty fast -for a human. But a cheetah named Sarah covered that distance in only 5.95 seconds! Sarah’s June 20 sprint is the fastest timed 100 meters ever run by anything on the planet, [...]

Cheetah breaks running speed record

A cheetah at Cincinnati Zoo was timed running 100m in 5.95 seconds at an astonishing speed of 61mph. The blistering pace of the animal far exceeds the…

Adorable Baby Scorpions on Their Mama’s Back

You know what Neatoramanauts love? Baby animals. Ya’ll coo and giggle at the sight of little baby animals making their way in the world. And we aim to please. Here are 25 baby emperor scorpions hanging out on their mother’s back at the Cincinnati Zoo. You can watch a video of them at the link. Link -via [...]

The Late Movies: 11 Animals Celebrating Their Birthdays in Style

Remember the excitement and joy you felt as a child when your annual birthday celebration finally rolled around? You can capture that feeling again, at least to some extent, by enjoying these fun videos of pets and zoo animals celebrating in delightful fashion. A Panda Here’s Yun Zi from the San Diego Zoo digging into her ice [...]

Cookie the Penguin

(YouTube link) Cute little Cookie is a penguin of the species known as Little Penguin {wiki}. He is the mascot of the Zoo Bird House at the Cincinnati Zoo. On a related note, I looked up “bumblefoot” and found out where they got the name for the penguin in the movie Happy Feet. -via Ever So [...]

Tongue Length and Other Things You Should Know About Giraffes

The proud papa isn’t able to pass out cigars, but there was still plenty of celebrating at the Cincinnati Zoo, where earlier this month a giraffe has been born for the first time in 26 years. Tessa, a four-year-old Maasai giraffe, delivered the calf at 9:40am on April 2, and 20 minutes later the tyke [...]

One Fast Cat

Sarah, a cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo, set a world record for the 100 meter dash today by covering the distance in 6.13 seconds. The event was held at Mast Farm, the zoo’s cheetah breeding facility. The race is a remote contest between Sarah and Zaza, a cheetah at Cheetah Outreach in South Africa. Zaza [...]