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3-week-old cheetah cubs being hand-raised at the National Zoo


Three weeks after their unconventional and rocky entrance into the world, two 3-week-old cheetahs were transported May 18 to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in good health, thanks to the hard work and swift actions of animal care staff at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va. They are being hand-raised and will require around-the-clock care until they are ready to make their public debut late this summer. Click here to learn more and see more photos.


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