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Published on Friday, 20 April 2012 08:43
Kasi, Busch Gardens' favorite cheetah, has recently received a preventive check-up in the park's new Animal Care Center facility, which opened earlier this year. Take a look:
ONE-YEAR CHECK-UP FOR KASI THE CHEETAH
Busch Gardens Tampa’s Famous Cheetah Cub Visits the Animal Care Center for His First Annual Exam
TAMPA, Fla. (April 19, 2012) – Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s famous cheetah cub, Kasi, visited the park’s new Animal Care Center today for his one-year check-up.
The 90-minute routine procedure included cleaning Kasi’s teeth, taking X-rays and using an endoscope to check out and take biopsies along his digestive tract. Kasi was under anesthetic during the procedure, and by early afternoon was awake and resuming his normal afternoon activities in his bedroom at the Cheetah Run habitat.
Kasi turned one year old in February, and recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of his relationship with his puppy pal, Mtani the yellow lab. During Kasi’s check-up, Mtani and her handlers watched from the guest side of the Animal Care Center’s Examination Room viewing window.
We hope Kasi will continue to be all right! We will see him and the rest of the park very soon.
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