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Cheetah Cub Cam

Echo gave birth to four cubs April 8, 2020! In May, the public voted to name the cubs Amabala, Jabari, Hasani and Erindi. Tune in to the Cheetah Cub Cam streaming live from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, for all the action. Have a question about Echo and her cubs? Read the FAQs below, check out the monthly cheetah updates, and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more cheetah news.

Dec. 21 Update: Echo's cubs spend a lot of time outside exploring their yard, but as temperatures drop, you may see them sleeping inside their den more often. Don't forget to turn the sound on for cheetah purrs!

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Latest Cheetah Cub News

Check out the latest news and updates about Echo and her cubs.

Cheetah Cub Cam FAQs

Have a question about the Cheetah Cub Cam? Get the answer here. 


Built for speed, the cheetah can accelerate from zero to 45 in just 2.5 seconds and reach top speeds of 60 to 70 mph, making it the fastest land mammal! The cheetah's spotted coat helps it camouflage among the dry grasses of the African savanna where it lives.