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Spring Break Camp at local ranch

Spring Break Camp at local ranch

Valrico, FL -- R & R Ranch is a ranch that offers a park-like setting with beautiful trees, swings, picnic tables, and miles of wonderful trails.

The perfect atmosphere to enjoy daily horseback riding, horse education, grooming, care of horses, games and much more.

The ranch, 9805 Bryant Road, Lithia, is offering a Spring Break camp for the week of April 25 - 29.

Beginner campers enjoy:

WATCH: Baby cheetah playing

Since I know none of us can get enough of the adorable five-week-old baby cheetah being cared for at Busch Gardens, I couldn't resist sharing this recent video of his "play time" this week.

What a cute little guy!

Video courtesy of the Busch Gardens Blog

Baby Cheetah: Hey guys, I'm 5 weeks old!

Baby Cheetah: Hey guys, I'm 5 weeks old!

Tampa, FL -- Busch Gardens resident baby cheetah is now 5 weeks old. I'm mean how CUTE is he?!

To see more photos click "Read More".

Meet Busch Gardens' new baby!

Meet Busch Gardens' new baby!

Tampa, FL -- Busch Gardens’ hoof-stock care team is currently hand raising a baby female Thomson’s gazelle. The baby weighed just over four pounds at birth on February 25.

USF scientist unlocks the mystery of incredible toad tongues

USF scientist unlocks the mystery of incredible toad tongues

Tampa, Florida - How do toads, perhaps the least athletic of frogs, feed on fast moving insects? Biologists have known for decades that toads snare prey by flipping their sticky tongues out in a flash of an eye - just a few thousandths of a second - far faster than any other movements the often-sluggish creatures make.

Only in the last few years, however, have researchers determined how the slow toad is capable of such a lightning fast movement. The toad springs its mouth open using elastic recoil in a bow-and-arrow mechanism that literally whips out its tongue and catches its prey.

Now researchers have just published a study in the Journal of Experimental Biology revealing that toads have an additional trick—they can flip their tongues and feed even in the cold, at temperatures that virtually immobilize many amphibians and reptiles.

Busch Gardens welcomes new baby cheetah

Busch Gardens welcomes new baby cheetah

Tampa, FL -- The Busch Gardens' animal care team is taking round-the-clock care of a four-week-old cheetah after its mother was unable to care for him.

More on the Cheetah cub & photos: Busch Gardens Blog

Cold-stressed manatees to be released

Cold-stressed manatees to be released

APOLLO BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Three young adult manatees stressed by December's unseasonably cold weather are being released into the wild again after rehabilitation.

The sea cows will be released Friday morning in Apollo Beach, south of Tampa. Named Bayberry, Maggie and Pygmy, the manatees were underweight when rescued within a week of each other in December in the Tampa Bay area.

They were treated and rehabilitated at the David A. Straz Jr. Manatee Hospital at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.