Age of Prosperity

Waldo Peckinpaugh’s granny used to say that cheetahs never prosper, but she just didn’t live long enough to see recent developments at the National Zoo.  On Friday, a white-tailed deer jumped the fence separating Rock Creek Park from Washington’s National Zoo. Unfortunately, [s]he jumped into the zoo, not out:

The result was predictable.  Zoo officials say a white-tailed deer was killed by cheetahs after it jumped into their enclosure on Friday.  After hearing noises from the cheetah pen, a zookeeper found the deer carcass shortly before noon lying next to cheetah siblings Carmelita and Justin.  The zoo said the cheetahs appeared unharmed.

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Sadly, the unscheduled venison brunch was not permitted to continue …

Doctors will examine the carcass to make sure the deer didn’t have any diseases.

 

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