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Savannah the baby Cheetah | by Pete Foley
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Savannah the baby Cheetah

I don't usually do the photo with a celebrity thing, but I couldn't resist Savannah. Here you see the ultimate celebrity endorsement, with Savannah licking my hand. She did this for ages, purring like a kitten, while I shot with my right hand. Savannah has become quite a celebrity, appearing on NBC this week with Thane Maynard abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/world-speed-record-broken-by-che.... This four month old is not just cute, but carries a serious message, as the big cats in Africa are all endangered. You can read more about this at the Cincinnati Zoo website, or at animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/big-cats/cause-an-... I'll post a much better shot of Savannah later, but I wanted to share a wonderful close encounter with a beautiful animal.

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Taken on November 13, 2012