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Friday, 15 January 2010

Soraya (aka Houdini)

One of CCF's Star cubs, Soraya, learned to jump out of her enclosure into the front yard. She was found there a couple of times in the last couple of days and no one knew how she did it, but yesterday, after putting her back in the Stars' enclosure again, she jumped out right in front of everyone! 

But she doesn't just jump out--she climbs on the roof of the little hut, then jumps to the roof of Laurie's house, then slides down that and drops to the ground! Ingenious!   

So of course the three Stars have been moved out of that enclosure so she can't continue to get out.
I think it's incredible that Soraya could map out a multi-stage plan to get out.




  1. Ahhh, kids.... They grow up so fast! ;)

  2. Shows clear signs of complicated problem solving, esp. if she can remember this method and repeat it. Reminds me of recent studies in the intelligence of crows.

  3. Anonymous6:32 am

    NOTHING cheetahs do surprises me. They could rule the universe if they thought it would be fun. Such a smart little girl! See if you can get it on film. C'mon, leave them in the original enclosure a little while longer so Soraya can do her new trick one more time. It would be an incredible addition to CCF videos showing multi-stage problem-solving. I bet this hasn't been seen before!

  4. Reminds me of the nights I would to sneak out of my parents house! Kindred spirits she and I.