Daily Distraction: Check out these cheetah cubs

Andy Downing
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.