The cubs of a Cheetah from the zoo schönbrunn - photos


Austrian Tiergarten schönbrunn (Schönbrunn Zoo) in Vienna presented to the public three Cheetah cubs, born April 16. All three kids along with their mother are still indoors, but soon they will be transferred to the open and spacious enclosure.

Photo: Daniel Zupanc / Schönbrunn Zoo

A five-week cheetahs, whose gender is not installed yet, has already reached the size of an ordinary domestic cats. According to the Rangers, kittens has a good appetite and so they grow quickly, gaining the necessary weight.

Little cheetahs healthy and perfectly developed. Two of the cubs are already trying to come out of hiding out, a third of them are not so brave and yet spends all the time in the shelter waiting for the return of their brothers and sisters — explains Schrotter Dagmar (Dagmar Schratter), Director of the schönbrunn zoo.

— We are very excited about our zoo babies these rare and endangered cats, like cheetahs. In the wild their number is constantly decreasing, so we are doing everything possible to save the cheetahs and even to increase their numbers, says the Director of the zoo.

Five weeks ago the babies were really tiny, and now they have grown significantly and soon it will begin to try solid foods. It is worth noting that they have a wonderful and caring mother, which perfectly cares for and closely monitors their firstborn.

Cheetah (lat. Acinonyx jubatus) belongs to the carnivorous mammal of the family Felidae. Found almost throughout Africa and the middle East. The Cheetah is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx, the fastest land mammal and one of the few representatives of the cat family with providername claws.

The international Union for the conservation of cheetahs brought in the Red book as a species on the verge of extinction. The schönbrunn zoo participates in the European program for the conservation of endangered species (European Endangered Species Programme). The triplets became the first offspring of cheetahs born in Austrian zoo for the past thirteen years.

Photo: Daniel Zupanc / Schönbrunn Zoo




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