San Diego Zoo Welcomes Cheetah Cubs | NBC 7 San Diego

San Diego Zoo Welcomes Cheetah Cubs



    The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has welcomed two new cheetah cubs that are being raised by zoo staff.

    The three-week-old cubs are providing quite the adorable show at the Safari Park, as they are often swatting each other, wrestling and playing in their enclosure.

    The cubs are being raised by zoo staff, who provide bottle feedings and around-the-clock care, because their mother, Allie, was unsuccessful raising her previous litters.

    The cubs, which currently weigh 3 pounds each, will be partnered with a dog when they get older.

    Cheetahs not reared by their mothers are partnered with dogs at the zoo because dogs’ body language is known to calm and relax the cheetahs.

    Park visitors can see the cubs at the animal care center for a few hours daily starting at 9 a.m.