- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - Breeding facilities for cheetahs are expected to open in a southwest Ohio county by summer.

The Dayton Daily News (https://bit.ly/1N3rta7 ) reports that Cincinnati Zoo officials say they are ready to apply for permits needed to begin construction of the facilities north of Cincinnati in Warren County’s Turtlecreek Township. They say they want a site where they can run cheetahs for public viewing on other nearby land. Cheetahs are often described as the world’s fastest land mammals.

The zoo owns more than 600 acres in the area and plans move cheetahs from facilities in Clermont County.

The Warren County Board of Commissioners recently approved rezoning the zoo properties and other land in the township. That allows the zoo to apply for a conditional use permit for construction of the facilities.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com

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