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Cheetah Cub Cam

Echo gave birth to four cubs April 8, 2020! 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 latest #cubdates, and follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more chirping cheetah news.

Update: The cubs are on the move! Echo's cubs are old enough to go out and explore their yard, but keep checking back to see the cubs when they are in the den sleeping, eating and playing.

The votes are in and the cheetah cubs have names!

Thanks to everyone who cast a vote for their favorite names! See the results on the Vote to Name the Cheetah Cubs page

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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.