Fun Fact November 5, 2021.

You may have seen this on social media, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal welcomed a litter of cheetahs recently.  Five year old Rosalie gave birth to five healthy cubs on October 12.  The father, Nick, was the first cheetah cub to be born at the SCBI ten years ago.  SCBI, the National Zoo’s research facility, is one of ten cheetah breeding centers across the country working to improve the North American cheetah population. It’s estimated that there are only roughly 7300 cheetahs remaining in the wild, and the species is classified as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.  You may be able to catch a glimpse of the new cubs via a webcam.  Search SBCI cheetah cam.  There are other webcams for other animals as well. Listen to the podcast here;

Fun Fact November 5, 2021.

SCBI welcomes 5 new cheetah cubs and brings back the cheetah cub cam

Five Cheetah Cubs were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal.

According to the SCBI social media page the cubs were born yesterday morning Oct.12 at the institute.

The cubs are healthy strong and active with the staff leaving them alone while the family bonds.

However you can check them out on the Cheetah Cub Cam here.

Ten year old Nick was the first cheetah born at the institute and is the father of this litter.

Since 2007 16 litters of cubs have been born at the center.

Rosalie is the mother of this litter and the staff is giving her time before they check the sex of her babies.

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