Cheetah Cubs 1

Photo: Adrienne Crosier, Smithsonian’s National Zoo
December 28, 2010
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Photo: Adrienne Crosier, Smithsonian’s National Zoo

One of the two first cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park facility in Front Royal, Va., being weighed. The cubs were born to two separate females; the first to 5-year-old Amani Dec. 6, the second to 9-year-old Zazi Dec. 16.