These two are Kasi and Mtani. The mom abandoned Kasi because he was the only one alive in the litter. Born in Jacksonville, Busch Gardens Tampa took him shortly before opening their new ride “Cheetah Hunt.” His first birthday was within the last month! Mtani is going to be a companion with Kasi for the rest of their lives. It’s amazing to see them playing together.
Check out these five adorable cheetah cubs going for their first check-up at the Smithsonian National Zoo, getting weighted and what not. Normally we hate scales, but put a little kitty on one and we melt!
These Five Cheetah cubs were born on May 28, 2011, to six-year-old Amani at the National Zoo’s Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. Amani gave birth to a single male cub in December 2010. The cubs got their first exam with the zoo’s veterinarians on July 12. The cubs, now seven weeks old, are healthy and thriving, and they’re growing quickly. They now each weigh between four and five pounds.
Aww, those little chirps are adorable, which leads us to the conclusion that baby cheetah is a bit confused and thinks he’s a bird. Silly, cheetah! You don’t even have wings!
The new cub was born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens to a mother who wasn’t able to care for him. When zoo keepers saw that the baby was not eating and having trouble gaining weight, they made the decision to hand-raise him. Now, at a little more than two pounds, the cub is eating well, getting stronger and eagerly exploring his new home. Once he is old enough, he will join the group of cheetahs living in Cheetah Run, the innovative new habitat alongside the Cheetah Hunt launch coaster that will bring guests face to face with these agile predators.
Is that time of the week again, where we bring you lots of tiny little cute baby animals to feast your eyes upon. For the other posts click here
Baby Emus – Kruemel and Cockie
Emu chicks Kruemel (L) and Cockie pose for a picture on May 18, 2010 at the Tierpark zoo in Solingen, western Germany. Kruemel hatched out of the egg on April 30, Cockie on May 1, 2010. The flightless birds are native to Australia.
Baby Elks – Hagen and Finn
Two young European elks and their mother “Beta” walk through their enclosure at the Tierpark zoo in Berlin on May 18, 2010. The twins called “Hagen” and “Finn” were born on May 15, 2010 at the zoo.