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Busch Gardens' famous cheetah gets a checkup

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Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 03:46 AM

When most 1-year-olds get a checkup it's not a big deal except for the parents. When the patient is a famous cheetah cub, however, that's different.

Kasi, who has been on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," underwent a 90-minute exam today, including a teeth cleaning and an endoscopy to check out his digestive tract.

He was under anesthesia during the procedure, and was back to his normal activities in the Cheetah Run habitat by early afternoon.

Kasi's dog pal Mtani and her handlers watched the procedure from the Animal Care Center's Examination Room viewing window.

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