Daily Distraction: Check out these cheetah cubs

Andy Downing
adowning@columbusalive.com
These two cheetah cubs were born Feb. 19 at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, which will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, over COVID-19 coronavirus concerns.

As someone with young children, I miss the zoo. As a human being, I miss the awesomeness that is the okapi. But until the zoo starts releasing the daily okapi updates that the public demands, we'll have to make due with clips featuring a running selection of lesser beasts, including the (admittedly adorable) cheetah cubs seen below.

The videos are designed to be educational, so if you're looking for a temporary distraction that might teach your homebound kiddos a thing or two, these are a nice fallback. For the rest of us, it's just nice to watch a couple of critters who have no concept of social distancing frolic for a few carefree minutes.