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“Gat” Smithsonian National Zoo Male Cheetah Dies

Cheetah Conservation Station keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo are mourning the loss of Justin (nicknamed “Gat”), a male cheetah who died unexpectedly following a brief illness. Gat was 8 years old; the median life expectancy for male cheetahs in the wild is between six and eight years. On Feb. 22, animal keepers noticed that […]