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Dolly (born 1991; died September 2, 2009) was a cheetah at the Birmingham Zoo. At the time of her death, Dolly was the only cheetah owned by the zoo. The zoo's CEO, William Foster, said that Dolly was believed to have been the longest living cheetah in captivity, with the typical cheetah surviving four to six years in the wild and 10 to 15 in captivity.

Dolly spent her first two years at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas, before being moved to the Birmingham Zoo in October 1993. She had not been on display for two years prior to her death, and was euthanized due to health and age issues.


  • Thornton, William (September 2, 2009) "Birmingham Zoo's only cheetah dead at age 18." Birmingham News
  • Crawford, Cindy (September 2, 2009) "Zoo's only cheetah euthanized." Birmingham Business Journal