'Animal Olympians' compete at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Just in time for the London Olympics across the pond, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is showcasing Olympians of their own right here in Cincinnati.

'ZOOlympics' kicked off on Friday, highlighting different animal encounters themed to the 2012 Summer Games.

Among the events scheduled are cheetah sprints, tortoise races, pig mini hurdles, sea lion volleyball, elephant weight lifting and more.

Visitors can check out 'ZOOlympics' daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., continuing through August 12th.

For a complete list of events, visit the zoo's website.

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