Wildlife Safari’s recent littler of cheetah cubs are 6 months old! While to their keepers it feels like only yesterday they arrived on the scene, they are now 6 months old, around 35 lbs and eating the same amount of meat as their mother.
Cheetah cubs eating dinner – photo courtesy of Jill McLeod
Even little Kiume, the foster cub from another litter, is fast catching up to the others. Although he is 3 weeks younger than his adopted siblings, he is the most curious and adventurous of the bunch.
Curious little cubs – photo courtesy of Jill McLeod
They are little bundles of energy, they love playing together and watching people go by. All that play is exhausting though, and they can often be found all in a pile on top of mom while they rest.
Moonfire and her cubs, Clark 2, David, Rebel, Jezabelle and Kiume
Wildlife Safari is excited to announce the birth of four cheetah cubs! Mother Moonfire gave birth late last month to four healthy, active little ones – all getting bigger everyday! This litter is particularly special for the park as it takes our cheetah cub count up to 201 since the start of the breeding program.
The litter is genetically valuable for the captive breeding population, so they have a bright hopeful future.
Photo courtesy of Taylor Sherrow
For now, the Cheetah team is enjoying watching them grow and play.
Moonfire is a doting mother, taking excellent care of her cubs.
Moonfire and her cubs – Photo courtesy of Maddy Tweedt