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Cheetah Encounter

Cheetah sprinting

Cheetah Encounter


Mon. & Tue. 10 a.m. | Fri., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.


Zoo North (2N)

Witness Winspear’s incredible speed, and learn how his brother, Labrador retriever Amani gives him the confidence he needs to be an ambassador for his critically endangered species.

Come meet Winspear and his canine companion, Amani up close in the Cheetah Encounter in ZooNorth. Learn all about the cheetah’s amazing adaptations that earn them the title of the fastest land animal on the planet and how you can help Create a Better World for Animals.


Monday and Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. &  2 p.m.

Presentations last approximately 10-15 minutes.

Encounter schedule subject to change based on animal comfort level and weather conditions.