Magazine sneak peek

In this issue of National Geographic Kids, meet wildlife conservationists working to stop the illegal sale of cheetahs as pets. You'll also learn what makes these incredible predators so fast and how they'd do racing against other land animals. 

Next, find out about blue holes and the daring scientists searching for clues to uncover amazing secrets found in these super-deep underwater caves. Then check out why seahorses and their cousins might be the strangest swimmers you’ve ever seen.

Then see how even Nat Geo Explorers make mistakes—and laugh about them later—by reading about their science bloopers from the field. 

Be sure to view the results of our latest Whatcha Think? poll to see which amusement park ride Nat Geo Kids readers would hop on first.

Finally, visit the giveaway page May 23-30 for a chance to win a safari prize pack, which includes The Ultimate Book of African Animals and a plushie.

Other stories in this month's issue:

•  Amazing Animals: Meet a walrus with a floatie and a bird that "snuggles" a rhino. Plus, learn good news about American crocodiles: Their numbers are growing thanks to the work of conservationists in Florida.
•  Weird But True: Check out fun facts you can share with your friends.
•  Guinness World Records: Read about a really big shoe, tricky dogs, and a daring escape. 
• Bet You Didn't Know: Find out seven flashy facts about fireworks.
• By the Numbers: Soak up sunny summer stats.

Get these stories and more in this issue, on sale May 18.
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Cheetahs are superfast and supercute! Check out this music video by Parry Gripp and see if you agree!