Cheetahs escape cages on plane bound for Memphis
Last Edited: Thursday, 30 Oct 2008, 7:34 PM CDT
Created: Thursday, 30 Oct 2008, 6:10 PM CDT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WHBQ FOX13 myfoxmemphis.com) — Two cheetahs headed for the Memphis Zoo aboard a Delta flight made a stop at the Atlanta airport where it was discovered one of them had gotten free in the plane.
The airport moved the plane was moved to a hangar where Atlanta Zoo personnel were able to tranquilize the cheetah. The zoo is holding them until the Memphis Zoo can retrieve them.
The cheetahs are one-year-old sisters from Wildlife Safari Park in Winston, Oregon.
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