Cheetah cubs begin their outdoor adventures
It’s lucky number seven for one proud mum at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo – following the birth of cheetah septuplets!
The litter of Northern cheetah cubs have spent their first weeks tucked up behind the scenes with mum Dubai but will be making their public debut in the Zoo’s Cheetah Rock enclosure . to view all the photos click here http://celebrityphotosuk.photoshelter.com/gallery-list
At 12-weeks-old the playful youngsters are just beginning to develop their own personalities, with keepers spotting them climbing on rocks and chasing each other in the summer sunshine, becoming more adventurous by the day.
Senior keeper Marie Brown said: “All seven are extremely playful but mum’s very patient with them all and is doing a great job of bringing them up.”
The cubs are the second litter of Northern cheetah to be born at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo – and provide a valuable rearing experience for Dubai of this endangered species.
The septuplets birth comes two years after Dubai gave birth to her first cubs, which were the first litter of Northern cheetah cubs ever born in the UK.