On April 8, the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute welcomed a litter of four chirping cheetah cubs — three boys and one girl. People all across the world have tuned in to the live Cheetah Cub Cam to see the cubs as they grow more mobile and playful by the day. On May 22, 2020, the Zoo asked for the public's help to name the cubs. After five days of voting and more than 30,000 votes, the winning names are:
Thanks to everyone who voted!
The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute gratefully acknowledges MARS, Incorporated for its support.
Get a closer look at the cubs in this video of their first veterinary exam!
The winning names have an asterisk.