Caretakers at the Cheetah Experience animal shelter had their hands full recently when two mothers produced eight cheetah cubs between them. Little bundles of energy, the little cheetahs spent a lot of their time playing, but they still needed some help, too.
At such a young age, the two-month-old cubs needed someone to teach them all the developmental skills, like stalking and hunting—you know, cheetah stuff. But there weren’t exactly gazelles lining up to volunteer for hunting practices. So what could be done?
Lucky, caretakers had a surefire methods to turn their cheetahs into the healthy predators they needed to be—and it’s totally adorable. [Credit: Dolph C. Volker]