African Cheetah Emarah And Her Three Cubs At One Month Old
March 29, 2022
This adorable footage was posted by the Toronto Zoo about 3 weeks ago, when the cubs (first appearing on ZooBorns in January: https://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2022/01/your-toronto-zoo-welcomes-birth-of-cheetah-cubs.html
) were still too small to reliably sex. Until they are fully vaccinated and the weather warms up, the new family will remain cozy in their indoor habitat. As they grow and get stronger, they will gradually be introduced to their behind-the-scenes outdoor habitats, and eventually to the main cheetah habitat where you will be able to see them later this spring.
Since the time of this video, The cheetah cubs have received their first full examination from the Veterinary team! We are excited to announce that they have two boys and one girl!
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During their physical exam, each of the cubs received their first round of vaccinations and a microchip for permanent identification (to date, keepers have been shaving small patches of fur to tell them apart). Weighing around 700 grams at birth, the cubs now weigh 3.3kg, 3.9kg, and 3.3kg (one of the boys is the heavy one!), and all appear normal for their age.