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Usain Bolt adopts world fastest feline

04.11.2009 World

The worlds fastest man adopted the animal kingdoms fastest sprinter Monday, as Usain Bolt welcomed a new baby cheetah named Lightning Bolt into his life, reports world-track.org.

The Jamaican sprinter’s sponsorship of the three-month-old male cheetah is part of an effort to boost Kenyan conservation efforts of its famous wildlife, whose survival is threatened by trophy hunting, climate change and human encroachment.

The world record-holder in the 100 and 200 meters paid $13,700 to formally adopt the cub. He will also pay $3,000 a year to care for Lighting Bolt, who will be raised at an animal orphanage in Nairobi.

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