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The Metro Richmond Zoo recently welcomed 13 new cheetah cubs to its growing cheetah family.
A vet gave Lana the cheetah's latest litter of six cubs a 4-week check up at Metro Richmond Zoo on Thursday. All six, including the runt, are healthy. Check on the cubs on Cheetah Cam.
In an email Tuesday, zoo owner Jim Andelin announced that cheetahs Lana and Khari both recently had litters.
Both cubs that died were underweight. Lower immune systems can be a factor in kidney problems, which both had.
Here's a beautiful video of Milani, a three year old first-time mother, giving birth to her five cheetah cubs on September 19, 2014.
Look at this adorable video of Milani, a three year old first-time mother, bonding with her cubs born on September 19, 2014.
The Metro Richmond Zoo is becoming a baby cheetah factory.
Enjoy this recent video of Lana, Richie, Rico, Chester, and Amelia. All cheetahs are doing well. The cubs, now almost ten months old, are completely weaned, eat lots of meat, and continue to grow at a fast rate. They spend their days running, wrestling, and resting with each other.
Ten months after the births of five cheetahs at the Metro Richmond Zoo triggered widespread excitement, a 3-year-old cheetah named Milani appears to be pregnant, zoo owner Jim Andelin said.
Richie, Amelia, Rico, and Chester are now almost ten months old. They are completely weaned, eat lots of meat, and continue to grow at a fast rate; the cubs are now about 3/4 of Lana's size. They spend their days running, wrestling, and resting with each other.
A door to the cheetahs’ enclosure opened about 10:45 a.m. and Lana, the mother, came out first. The cubs lagged behind at a few moments, then bolted out.
The Richmond Cheetah Cam cubs are about to leap from being Web stars to flesh-and-fur celebrities.
Lana and her cubs will be moving Friday in preparation of their public debut. Unfortunately, the Cheetah Cam will be turned off Friday at about 4 p.m. — so get your fill of cheetah cuteness while you can.
The Richmond Cheetah Cam cubs are growing, and their first public appearance is growing closer. The five cubs were about the size of burritos when they were born Oct. 6.
The Richmond Cheetah Cam cubs are growing, and their first public appearance is growing closer. The cubs, three males and two females, were born Oct. 6 at the Metro Richmond Zoo's zoo’s new cheetah breeding center. The cheetah births represent the first for the zoo in Chesterfield County. Watch live video of the cheetah cubs, still secluded at the Metro Richmond Zoo.
Online voters overwhelmingly decided to name the Richmond Cheetah Cam cubs after five area localities.
Metro Richmond Zoo officials will now choose three to five final sets of names from those that have been submitted. You can vote on them Wednesday through Dec. 22.
Richmond Cheetah Cam watchers are getting a new view.
What do cheetahs eat? How do they stay warm in the cold temperatures? Is it normal for cheetahs to be pacing? All these answers and many more answered!
The Richmond Cheetah Cam cubs got a six-week checkup today, and other than some hissing and scratching, all went well.
The checkup also included giving them vaccinations for various feline diseases, oral medication to prevent worms and checking their temperatures and heart rates.