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Finalists Chosen for Va. Cheetah Cubs' Names

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Metro Richmond Zoo owner Jim Andelin has chosen the finalists for naming the zoo's five cheetah cubs.
The public can vote on the finalists online vote at Votes can be submitted through Sunday and the winning names will be announced Dec. 29.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch says voters can choose from one of four groups - African names, biblical names, names of presidents from Virginia and names derived from Richmond area localities.
Prizes will be awarded to one random voter. The prizes include a yearlong family pass to the zoo and a private viewing of the cubs.
The cubs aren't on public display. They can be viewed online through the Richmond Cheetah Cam.

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