ON THE PROWL: One of the new cheetahs Kate Neal

The Little Rock Zoo has added a pair of two-year-old male cheetahs to its Laura P. Nichols Cheetah Outpost. They join a 7-year-old female at the zoo since 2012.

For now, males and female will be kept in separate yards. The males were born  at the Cincinnati Zoo Mast Farm, which is dedicated to cheetah conservation.


The cheetah, the world’s fastest land animal, is considered vulnerable. The population has declined to about 8,000 in the wild because of poaching and loss of habitat, the Zoo said.