LEBANON, Ohio (AP) – A zoo’s plan to breed cheetahs in a southwest Ohio county by the end of summer is moving forward.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1JVc53U) reports that Cincinnati Zoo officials plan to present a site plan for the $1.5 million development to the Warren County Board of Zoning Appeals this month. The zoo is seeking a conditional use permit for the facilities to be located in a wooded area near the Miami Valley Gaming racino in Turtlecreek Township.
The zoo is planning to move 10 cheetahs now kept in Clermont County to the Warren County site.
A zoo spokeswoman says the breeding facility plans don’t include a run or a public viewing area. The run will be on a different part of the property and isn’t connected to the breeding project.