Cheetahs and jaguars in Virginia?

Cheetahs and jaguars in Virginia?

Cheetahs and jaguars in Virginia? Many years ago, such animals did roam the land we now call Virginia! In this episode of "Museum Minute", VMNH Education Manager Christy Deatherage is in the museum's "Wild About Cats" special exhibit gallery to highlight some of the big cats that lived in what we now call Virginia during the Pleistocene epoch, which ended nearly 11,700 years ago!

The Virginia Museum of Natural History has a spectacular assortment of displays within its exhibit galleries! Some displays are unforgettable, while others don't always get the attention they deserve. Through the original series "Museum Minute", museum educators highlight various displays throughout the exhibit galleries, while providing intriguing facts you may not have known. "Museum Minute" is made possible thanks to VMNH Corporate Partners Carter Bank & Trust ( and Boxley Materials Company (

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