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Cheetah News Archive

Cheetah cubs in their yard at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
Sep. 06, 2018
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's seven cubs are thriving! They received a clean bill of health at their first veterinary exam.
A cheetah laying in the grass on a sunny day
May. 02, 2018
Discover the answers to some of the most-searched questions about these lightning-fast cats!
Dec. 22, 2017
There is a brand new band of brothers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. A coalition of two male cheetahs made their debut at the Cheetah Conservation Station yesterday, Dec. 21.
A cheetah cub laying in the grass with a red ball
Sep. 01, 2017
Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how keepers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute enrich the lives of animals by presenting them with toys, training and novel food items.
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Apr. 22, 2017
First come cubs, then comes species recovery. Find out how a thriving population in human care benefits wild cheetahs.
cheetah cub with its mouth open being held in a gloved hand
Apr. 20, 2017
The public is invited to help name five of the 10 cheetah cubs born in late March at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia.
Jan. 29, 2014
We are mourning the loss of eight-year-old adult male cheetah, Draco, who was humanely euthanized earlier this morning. A final pathology report will provide more information.
Dec. 13, 2013
We are happy to announce Granger cheetah is doing well following his surgery last week and will be joining Draco and Zabini back at Cheetah Conservation Station.
Dec. 10, 2013
When you work closely with someone day in and day out—regardless of whether they're a human coworker or an animal you care for—you get to know their quirks and behavior.
Sep. 29, 2013
Draco, our cheetah who was losing weight, has gained a little weight and seems to be doing better this week!
Sep. 17, 2013
As we mentioned last week Draco, one of our cheetahs, hasn't been eating and has been losing weight. As he isn't improving, the animal care team gave him a complete examination yesterday.
Sep. 12, 2013
Regular Zoo visitors are probably familiar with the sight of our three cheetah brothers: Zabini, Granger, and Draco. One of the brothers, Draco, has never had a robust appetite.