It’s been about 8 weeks since our cheetah cubs were born, and all five are very advanced for their age! They’re growing so fast and they’ve even started eating meat. The cubs are extremely mobile and are keeping themselves busy by exploring all over their yard. Compared to litters in previous years, they are all very brave. They explore on their own a lot. You may have even seen a few cubs go into one of the Cheetah Cub Cam dens on their own to check it out and investigate.
Echo is doing great, too. She has some days when she is extra protective over the cubs. But, in general she is becoming a little more relaxed about caring for her cubs and is allowing them to explore a little more than she did when they were younger. The cubs are so big now that she doesn’t have many options – they are getting too big for her to pick up easily.