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Purr



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:28 pm    Post subject: Cheetah Cubs Reply with quote

Cheetah Cubs Debut at National Zoo

Washington's National Zoo proudly showed off its new, rare litter of endangered cheetah cubs on Friday, June 24, only the second in the zoo's 116-year history. The litter includes 3 females and 2 males. Their mother is a 4 year old female, Zazi, and their father is a 6 year old male, Ume.

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AfricanSavanna/#cam



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darskayairene



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are nice! When I read such articles, I'm glad that somebody on this Earth takes care of the rare kinds of animals.
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Purr



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few more pictures of the cheetahs.



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Purr



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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bmason



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are some nice pictures. The cubs look like they are having fun. Smile
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Purr



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's fun reading about them on the zoo's website. There is also a web cam for the cheetahs. Very Happy
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Purr



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the names of the cheetah cubs:

Arrow Gahiji (an Egyptian name meaning "hunter"), male

Arrow Chaka (after the Zulu warrior), male

Arrow Arara ("cheetah" in Ateso, a language spoken in Kenya and Uganda), Female

Arrow Makeda (an Ethiopian name meaning "the beautiful"), female

Arrow Rhaxma ("sweet" in Somali), female
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Purr



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two of the five cheetah cubs remain at the National Zoo. Based on a recommendation of the Cheetah Species Survival Plan, the three female cubs went to Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida in May. The two male cubs were separated from Zazi, their mother.

In the wild, cheetah cubs become independent of their mother at about 1 and a half years of age.
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