Behind the Scenes with cheetahs and football fields


Cheetahs have been thrust into the limelight over the past year, and rightfully so, thanks to the new attraction at Busch Gardens Tampa. Cheetah Hunt lets guests feel the speed of the endangered cats. Cheetah Run puts guests nose to nose with the cats and shows the Cheetahs in action.


Friday the Cheetahs of Busch Gardens Tampa will be the latest focus of the TV series “Saving a Species:Cheetahs”. The series will show the cats in action as they sprint 100 yards down Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

“Even though we have this awesome habitat at Busch Gardens, a 100-yard football field will give us the opportunity to showcase what that speed looks like on a field that people can relate to.” said Tim Smith, a Busch Gardens assistant curator who works with the cheetahs daily.


The TV show will be broadcast free of charge to teachers and educators on Friday. Everyone else will ne able to see the program on your local PBS station.
For more information, and to see more clips, visit the official ShamuTV website.

For more information on Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa, visit the official website!