ST. LOUIS – The public can now see the beloved cheetah cubs who were born at the Saint Louis Zoo in November.
On May 4, the 5-month-old cubs and their mother will have access to the public habitat in River’s Edge at the zoo during operating hours. The zoo says there will be no set viewing schedule.
“Bingwa and her cubs are exploring their habitat at their own pace and can choose if they want to come out or stay behind the scenes. Because the Zoo is dedicated to caring for animals, providing them with the option of privacy is an important part of their quality care,” the zoo said in a press release.
8 cheetah cubs born at St. Louis Zoo
The cubs weigh about 25-30 pounds each.
In over 430 litters documented by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, this is the first time a female cheetah has produced and reared on her own a litter of eight cubs at a zoo. The average litter size is three to four cubs.
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