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Animal Ambassador Dinner at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Dinner was an orchard salad; Waygu Zabuton steak with broccolini, goat cheese potatoes and a mushroom demi; and lemon bavarian mousse.  I didn't take a single picture of the excellent food, because the "entertainment" was so distracting:

Animal Ambassador dinners allow guests to learn about some of the animals through a trainer talk and animal meet-and-greet.  It was cat night!  There are currently two young cheetahs at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.  Each individually strolled on a leash with their emotional support dog.  The animals come up very close and it was very exciting.  Then, both young cheetahs came through and the trainers talked about the cheetah-dog pairing and how it helps cheetahs feel comfortable being around people and encountering new environments.  The dogs are Anatolian shepherds and they were impressive on their own.  The eight-month-old cheetahs are training to become animal ambassadors and this was one of their first nights out.
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