Three weeks after their unconventional and rocky entrance into the world, two 3-week-old cheetahs were transported May 18 to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in good health, thanks to the hard work and swift actions of animal care staff at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. They are being hand-raised and will require around-the-clock care until they are ready to make their public debut late this summer. Click here to learn more and see more photos.
- Five cheetah cubs born at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
- Many years of research are celebrated in the December 2010 birth of two cheetah cubs at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
- New finding may enable scientists to bolster genetic diversity of captive cheetah population
- White-naped crane chicks thriving at National Zoo
- New Acquisition: Seven lion cubs born recently at the National Zoo