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Fastest Cat for the Fastest Man

Usain Bolt, who holds the world record for both the 100- and 200-meter sprint, adopted a cheetah named Lightning Bolt, but he isn't going to make the cheetah into a house cat. Bolt paid $13,700 for adoption rights, and has pledged $3,000 a year for the cat's upkeep at a wildlife center in Nairobi. The money helps to support the Kenyan Wildlife Services and their efforts to protect endangered species.
The world record holder appeared more comfortable later while handling his baby cheetah, which was the size of a fully grown domestic cat. He cradled the fuzzy-headed cub while feeding it bottled milk as cameramen snapped away.

When asked if he was afraid of cheetahs, Bolt said: "Yes, I was, but not anymore."

Lighting Bolt is among three cubs rescued by KWS officials after their mother abandoned them in a game park.

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(image credit: AP/Karel Prinsloo)

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"The money helps to support the Kenyan Wildlife Services and their efforts to protect endangered species."

That seems to be a pretty good reason.
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Oh I'm sure he's exactly who he came off as during the Olympics lol. Doesn't mean he can't have a nice side though.
I'm also glad to hear that he's not going to try to make it in to a pet.
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That's great! I'm glad the cheetah isn't going to be made a house-pet, either...I'll admit, Bolt didn't seem like the type to do anything that wasn't about him when he competed in the Olympics, but maybe he's not the egotistical person he came off as.
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