Feeling the Need For Speed
With the Summer Olympics right around the corner, it looks like these 3-month-old cheetah cubs are training for everything from wrestling to the balance beam to the 100-meter dash. After a risky cesarean procedure in which veterinarians were able to save both the mother and the twins, the cubs were hand-raised when Mom abandoned them (which is apparently quite common in first-time mothers under human care). After the now-strong and speedy cubs' public debut this Saturday, the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC plans to name the duo after the fastest American male and female athletes in the 100-meter dash during the Olympic Games. One thing's for sure: they get a gold medal for cuteness!