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Latest Cheetah Cub News

An infrared (black and white) image from a cheetah cub cam showing six cheetahs curled up and intertwined with each other in a small den
Aug. 18, 2022
After 10 months of 24/7 Cheetah Cub Cam, it's time to say goodbye to Rosalie and her five cubs.
three cheetahs surround a "chew toy" made of woven recycled firehose
Jul. 22, 2022
At 9 months old, Rosalie's cubs are teething!
six cheetahs stand over a food bowl
Jul. 07, 2022
What does feeding time look like for five growing cheetah cubs and their mom? Watch the video to find out how fast Rosalie and her cubs can devour more than 10 pounds of meat.
A 6-month-old cheetah cub lays in the grass with four black Kong toys spread out in the grass in front of them.
Apr. 26, 2022
The 6-month-old cheetah cubs are growing well and are ready to play! Plus, their individual personalities are starting to shine through. Get the latest update on Rosalie's cubs from cheetah biologist,... read more
Female cheetah Rosalie lays on her side with her legs away from the camera but her head turned toward it. Her five cubs lay next to (behind) her. They are laying on grass, which is mostly light brown with some areas of green.
Feb. 23, 2022
Say hello to our newly named cheetah cubs and don't miss an adorable video of Rosalie and the cubs purring and cleaning each other! Read on to find out what our cheetah family has been up to in this C... read more
Cheetah Rosalie walks through the snow with a cub trailing behind.
Jan. 25, 2022
The verdict is in on our 14-week-old cheetah cubs’ first snow experience! Plus, get the latest dish on Rosalie's cubs' newest enrichment and husbandry training experiences. Read on for a full cubdate... read more
A cheetah mom with five cubs tucked in next to her. The text reads "Wishing you a wild and wonderful new year!"
Dec. 22, 2021
Rosalie's cubs got their 9-week-old checkup and received a clean bill of health!
Giant panda cub Xiao Qi Ji upside-down in an outdoor hammock made of wood and recycled fire-hose
Dec. 20, 2021
We rounded up the animal antics and species conservation stories that made us laugh, smile and cheer in 2021. Take a look back at some of our favorite moments caught on video.
A 7-week-old cheetah cub is held by a keeper wearing a light gray sweatshirt and neon yellow work gloves. A vet stands to the right of the cub and is listening to the cub's breathing with a stethoscope.
Dec. 03, 2021
Listen up! Rosalie's now 7-week-old cubs are feisty, playful and healthy. Keepers even captured a video of one cub up-close to the fence, chirping. Read on to learn to speak cheetah and get the latest... read more
a female veterinarian holds a stethoscope to a cheetah cub while an animal keeper holds the cub
Nov. 24, 2021
It’s been another busy week for Rosalie and her five cubs, from their first taste of meat to their first veterinary exam.
Black and white photo. Adult, female cheetah lays in a den with her five cubs nursing. The cubs are so large, you can't see all five, as they are piled on top of one another. The den has hay on the ground.
Nov. 19, 2021
The cheetah cubs are back on the Cheetah Cub Cam! Check out this adorable video and tune into the Cheetah Cub Cam in the evenings for a chance to catch the cubs live.
Four almost-1 month old cubs huddle together inside a den enclosure. In the foreground are some clear plastic flaps, which were pulled aside to see the cubs. There's a fifth cub laying in the back of then. All five cubs are looking toward the camera.
Nov. 12, 2021
Cheetah mom Rosalie and her five cubs continue to do well and live between the den without a webcam and the tall grasses in their yard.
Four cheetah cubs lay curled up next to each other in a blue plastic tub. A fifth cub sits up on top of one of its siblings, with its mouth open. The other cubs are all looking toward this fifth cub. There is hay coating the bottom of the tub.
Nov. 08, 2021
On Saturday, Nov. 6, cheetah mom Rosalie moved her cubs out of the webcam dens and back to the tall grasses in her yard, creating her own natural den. Read on for the full account of the cubs' weekend... read more
Five cheetah cubs lay on hay inside a small building with white walls which act as a den. The left cub has its mouth open, showing a few teeth on top. Two other cubs also have their mouths open. The middle cub is laying down facing away from the camera.
Nov. 04, 2021
Rosalie’s five 3-week-old cubs have us smiling! Over the weekend, keepers did a quick visual check on the cubs and noticed at least one had some teeth. Read on for the full update and watch a sweet mo... read more
Two images collaged together. Both pictures are of a cheetah cub held by a latex-gloved keeper. The left image is of a female cub and the right is of a male.
Oct. 29, 2021
It was a busy week for Rosalie and her five cubs, as they moved back inside an artificial den and are back on the Cheetah Cub Cam. Animal care staff were finally able weigh each cub!
Five cheetah cubs sleep together on a bed of straw
Oct. 25, 2021
Cuddle puddles are back! Cheetah mom Rosalie moved her five cubs back into the den with a webcam!
three cheetah cubs in the grass
Oct. 22, 2021
Animal care staff peeked in on Rosalie's five cheetah cubs in their new den of tall grasses.
Cheetah mom Rosalie nurses five cubs on a bed of straw
Oct. 21, 2021
Cheetah mom Rosalie has picked a new "den" for her cubs. She moved them, one by one, to a large clump of tall grasses in her yard. The area is well-protected and it is not uncommon for cheetah moms to... read more
Five cheetah cubs sleep together on a bed of straw
Oct. 19, 2021
Rosalie’s cubs are 1 week old today and there’s only good news to report: they’re adorable, fat and happy.
Cheetah mom Rosalie nurses five cubs on a bed of straw
Oct. 12, 2021
Carnivore keepers at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, welcomed a litter of five cheetah cubs today.
Adrienne Croiser takes a selfie of a 16-day-old cheetah cub. The cub is sitting on a light green towel in her lap. Adrienne is sitting in a car. Her right hand has a royal blue latex glove on and holds the phone taking the photo.
Oct. 06, 2021
On Sunday, Oct. 3, a 2-week-old male cheetah cub was transferred to Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, and introduced to his foster cheetah family. Get the full story from cheetah reproductive biolog... read more
SCBI biologist Adrienne Crosier transferred a 2-week-old male cheetah cub from Front Royal, Virginia, to Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon.
Oct. 06, 2021
A 2-week-old male cheetah cub from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, was transferred to a new cheetah foster mother at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon, Sunday... read more
A 2-week-old cheetah cub lays perked up on a blanket. The blanket is white with a black pawprint pattern. The blanket sits on a dark-red concrete floor.
Oct. 01, 2021
Earlier this week, the 2-week-old cheetah cub we are temporarily hand-raising received a clean bill of health from the veterinary team! Get the full cubdate from biologist Adrienne Crosier.
A one-week-old cheetah cub props himself up on a light pink towel. Behind and to the right of him, there is a large, brown plush dog. Further behind and to the left is a plush cheetah.
Sep. 24, 2021
Get an inside look at the one-week-old cheetah cub animal care staff at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute are currently hand-raising in this #Cubdate Q&A with biologist Adrienne Crosier.
Male cheetah cub being bottle-fed formula.
Sep. 20, 2021
Animal care staff at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) are hand-raising a male cheetah cub for several weeks before placing the cub with a foster cheetah mother at another zoo. The... read more