Busch Gardens Tampa cheetahs enjoy “Catsparilla”

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Over the weekend, Busch Gardens Tampa’s cheetahs took part in one of the Tampa Bay area’s oldest traditions, Gasparilla, with a cheetah twist. A few of the park’s cheetahs celebrated the first ever “Catsparilla,” complete with a pirate ship. Made of a plastic tub, cardboard boxes, a bamboo mast, hay and other enrichment items, the Catsparilla pirate ship included spices to entice the cheetahs to “board the ship,” and even paper Mache animals for the cheetahs to pounce on.

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @cgamache83