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Old 04 January 2018, 12:36 PM
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Icon97 Cheetah named Bingwa gives birth to 8 cubs at St. Louis Zoo

A cheetah named Bingwa at the St. Louis Zoo is a proud mother -- eight times over. The zoo announced Wednesday that the 4-year-old cheetah gave birth Nov. 26 to eight cubs -- three male and five female. It's the largest litter of cheetah cubs ever delivered at the zoo.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cheetah...rth-to-8-cubs/
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Old 04 January 2018, 12:38 PM
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They're adorable, but I think it's safe to say they won't end up going to the Kitten Academy.

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Old 04 January 2018, 02:07 PM
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Maybe under a foreign exchange program...
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Old 04 January 2018, 02:14 PM
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Mama has already perfected her "Touch my babies and DIE!" look.
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Old 04 January 2018, 04:40 PM
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This was one of my favorite pictures of the fierce mamma.
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Old 04 January 2018, 04:43 PM
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Two of the cubs are already imitating Mama.
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Old 04 January 2018, 05:08 PM
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Maybe they just have resting "I will eat your face" face.
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Old 04 January 2018, 05:34 PM
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They're adorable, but I think it's safe to say they won't end up going to the Kitten Academy.

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I don't know about that. Given the two recent non-pregnant momcats that got in to Kitten Academy, who's to say that a cheetah cub or two might not manage to slip in. And I'd love to see how Custaru would react to that

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P.S. The Toronto Zoo has had a number of cheetah cubs born over the years, and they are always really cute.
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Old 04 January 2018, 05:49 PM
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I love the spiky fur on their heads. They're like punk cats.
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Old 04 January 2018, 06:52 PM
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There's some speculation that baby cheetahs have that spiky hair because at a distance it makes them look more like honey badgers to potential predators.
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Old 04 January 2018, 08:30 PM
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It is so nice to have good news out of my city.
Here is the zoo's page about the bebes.

https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/about...h/cheetahcubs/
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Old 05 January 2018, 12:53 AM
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In one of those videos, I think Mama accidentally swatted a cub away from her belly. She moved her paw back, far enough from her body to miss most of the cubs, but one of them was a few inches away, struggling to get to a teat, and wham.
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Aw, I hope they prosper!
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Wonder if any of them will make their way to DC once they're mature? IIRC the Smithsonian has a cheetah breeding program of their own. Anyway--aaawwwwww!
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The cubs have gotten so big and can now be viewed at the St Louis Zoo.
I think that will be our first stop when the kids get out of school.

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/lo...soon/548024722
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I love it that their names are numbers in Swahili.

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