Chehaw's cheetahs run wild - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Chehaw's cheetahs run wild

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Woman severely beaten

    Woman severely beaten

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:24:47 GMT
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a 38-year-old woman was found badly injured in a car on Stewart Road around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.More >>
    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a 38-year-old woman was found badly injured in a car on Stewart Road around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.More >>
  • Albany robbery, shooting suspect caught in Macon

    Albany robbery, shooting suspect caught in Macon

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:15:00 GMT
    An Albany man wanted for shooting and robbing an East Albany man has been arrested in Macon.More >>
    An Albany man wanted for shooting and robbing an East Albany man has been arrested in Macon.More >>
  • Missing Alzheimer's patient found safe

    Missing Alzheimer's patient found safe

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:20:28 GMT
    71-year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman was last seen around 10 o'clock Tuesday night leaving his home in the 1700 block of Doug Lane, and was recovered in that vicinity.More >>
    71-year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman was last seen around 10 o'clock Tuesday night leaving his home in the 1700 block of Doug Lane, and was recovered in that vicinity.More >>

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.  

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=CheetahsRun