It's time to celebrate the world's finest animaletes in the National Zoo Games at the Smithsonian's National Zoo! Our first event is swimming, featuring the Florida Softshell Turtle, the Arapaima, and the African Lion. Be sure to vote for your favorite animalete on the Smithsonian's National Zoo's facebook page.Follow along here, on Facebook and on Twitter for the next few weeks as the Zoo posts photos, videos and fun facts broadcasting the best of sport in the animal kingdom, from weightlifting ants to water polo playing lions. Each activity that the animals participate in is an important component of the Zoo's Animal Enrichment program, which provides physically and mentally stimulating activities and environments for the Zoo's residents.And as our animals go for gold, we'll be keeping a close eye on their human counterparts in a campaign to name our three-month-old cheetah cubs after the fastest American athletes in the 100-meter races.
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