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Cheetah Cub Cam

Carnivore keepers in Front Royal, Virginia, welcomed a litter of two cheetah cubs. First time mother, 4-year-old female Amani, birthed the cubs Oct. 3 around 9:17 p.m. and 11:05 p.m. ET. This is also the first litter sired by 7-year-old father Asante. Follow the family using the hashtag #CheetahCubdate. View a video of the birth here

Best of Cheetah Cub Moments

After 10 months of 24/7 Cheetah Cub Cam, it's time to say goodbye to Rosalie and her five cubs.

All of the cubs are doing well and are moving on to a new yard at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's Front Royal, V.A., campus.

Thank you for tuning in and cheering on this litter of cubs! We hope to have more cubs on cam in the coming year. Stay tuned!

Enjoy this look back on some of the best cub moments!

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A 6-month-old cheetah cub lays in the grass with four black Kong toys spread out in the grass in front of them.
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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.