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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 10°C
# Take a Break
Take a break and watch these cheetah cubs recover after being born by C-section
The premature cubs have been receiving round-the-clock care to build up their immune systems.

FIVE CHEETAH CUBS are fighting for their lives in a US zoo after being born by a rare C-section operation.

Cincinnati Zoo said the cubs – three boys and two girls – have been receiving 24-hour care, with bottle feeding every three hours, since the procedure on their mother two weeks ago.

They are expected to remain in the zoo’s nursery for another eight to 12 weeks as their immune systems develop.

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden / YouTube

“The procedure went well. Mom is recovering, and we’re working hard to put some weight on the premature cubs,” said Mark Campbell, its director of animal health.

Cheetahs are considered an endangered species, and their population worldwide is estimated to have fallen from around 100,000 in 1900 to between 9,000 and 12,000 today.

Let’s hope these ones make it.

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