(Photo: Adrienne Crosier, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute)
Cheetahs, Smithsonian National Zoo, Washington, D.C.
Three-month-old cheetah cubs made their public debut this July at the National Zoo. The pair was named after the fastest American male (Justin Gatlin) and female (Carmelita Jeter) in the 100-meter dash at the London Olympics. Visit to see them sprint around their yard and you'll see how fitting the monikers are.