Cheetah Update: Klein

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CCF News
03.14.2006

From your last update on Klein, we’d like to tell you a bit more about him and what he has been doing over the past six-month period.

As you know, Klein and his siblings Chanel and Calvin arrived at CCF as orphans when they were 12 months old. Klein was in a terrible condition. Luckily, he had a strong constitution and was a fighter as he managed to pull through. He is now very health and shares an enclosure with another male cheetah, Merlot and appears quite content. Male cheetahs live in a coalition of males, usually siblings, however, young males, if alone, will bond together with an unrelated male. These male coalitions stay together their entire lives.

Klein is a big, handsome cat, with a dominant personality. He frequently takes his meal for a “walk”, grabbing it out of the bowl and running a lap around his 5 acre enclosure before returning to the bowl to eat, placing the meat back in the bowl. Cheetahs don’t like their food getting dirty.

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