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May 27, 2006

Albany -- Chehaw's cheetahs are getting the run around at the zoo.   The cheetahs are celebrating Memorial weekend with a new lure course donated to them by Albany Mazda.

The course is run by motorized wheel that pulls a lure at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.

These cheetahs are only going about 40 because of limited space, but it only takes them three seconds to reach that speed.

"Really fast, it's fast. And they're really really pretty, and they are endangered species," said Destiny Trimnal.

There are only 10 to 12 thousand cheetahs left in the world. Chehaw is accepting donations toward wild cheetah conservation.  

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