Kroger Cheetah Encounter at the Zoo


The Kroger Cheetah Encounter this year is SUPER. Look forward to meeting an entire squad of animals and see their amazing abilities. Come help us assemble our team of animal superheroes and see if you too can become a superhero for wildlife! The Cincinnati Zoo is one of the only zoos in the country where you can see a cheetah demonstrate it’s remarkable superpower, it’s super speed! Free with Zoo Admission.

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Cincinnati Zoo Cheetah Breaks World Speed Record

Record Breaking Run Came During National Geographic Magazine Shoot

“Sarah,” the Cincinnati Zoo’s 11-year-old cheetah, sets new world speed record!  She first earned the title of world’s fastest of all land mammals in 2009 when she covered 100 meters in 6.13 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 6.19 seconds set by a male South African cheetah named Nyana in 2001.  This year, Sarah shattered all 100-meter times when she posted 5.95 seconds.  By comparison, Sarah’s 100-meter run was nearly four seconds faster than the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt of Jamaica, whose fastest time for the same distance is 9.58 seconds.  Sarah’s top speed was clocked at 61 mph.

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