October 25, 2012
Tampa, FL — Two members of Team USA visited Busch Gardens Tampa Bay yesterday. Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney and two-time Olympian Jonathan Horton met with several of the park's own stars, including a red-ruffed lemur, Tufts the African ground hornbill, both of which impressed the gymnasts with their balancing skills. Later the duo was introduced to the cheetahs at the park's Cheetah Run exhibit near the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster.
Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney spreads her wings so Tufts the African ground hornbill can pose for a photo with the Gold Medal winner.
Two-time gymnastic Olympian Jonathan Horton pets a red-ruffed lemur with Olympic gold metalist McKayla Maroney at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Horton won both a silver and bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games.
Photos courtesy of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.