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‘Cheetahpult’ helping speedy residents stay fit

Custom-built catapult offers enriching cat exercise at zoo

Darlene, one of the Oregon Zoo’s two cheetahs, loves to chase balls launched by her ‘cheetahpult.’

Photo by Michael Durham courtesy Oregon Zoo
Darlene, one of the Oregon Zoo’s two cheetahs, loves to chase balls launched by her ‘cheetahpult.’



A custom-made contraption has catapulted the Oregon Zoo’s cheetahs toward a new level of fitness...

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