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WJLA, September 13, 2012

PHOTOS: D.C.’s cheetah cubs meet Olympic medalists

Two of the world’s fastest Olympians got some one-on-one time Thursday with two of the National Zoo’s quickest cats. It was a chance for sprinters Carmelita Jeter and Justin Gatlin to meet their four-legged namesakes, a pair of cheetah cubs born last spring. Check out these adorable photos from their visit.

 

You wouldn’t really know it from this moment of relaxation, but the cheetah can run faster than any other land animal.

(Photo: Smithsonian National Zoo/WJLA ) of fullscreen mode

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