African Cheetah Cub


Born: June 22, 2012
Home: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden - Cincinnati, OH

All About Baby: Much like a human newborn, this little baby girl eats every 2.5 hours at first. Her mother, Lucy, had a little trouble keeping up, however, so her cub is hanging out at the Children's Zoo Nursery, where zookeepers bottle-feed her six times a day.

Who Knew? She looks wobbly now, but some day she'll sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in three seconds. Conquering meals is also an exercise in lightning speed; when a cheetah pounces, it can take less than a minute to finish off her prey.