Cheetah cub photos released by National Zoo
- 5 Photos
- (Photo: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute)
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - The National Zoo is celebrating a cheetah-cub baby boom. Two of the zoo's cheetahs have given birth to a total of ten cubs.
Miti birthed her very first litter of seven cubs in early November. Six of her cubs survived. Ally gave birth to a litter of four cubs just last week. They were all born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
Zoo officials say the cubs are bonding with their mothers and are being monitored by closed-circuit webcams.
The cheetah is listed as vulnerable on the World Conservation Union's Red List of Threatened Animals.