Five adorable newly born baby cheetahs at Fota Wildlife Park
Fota Animal Park has welcomed five new baby cheetahs to its zoo in recent weeks.
Fota Wildlife Park is one of County Cork’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming visitors of all ages. In recent weeks, the zoo has welcomed a number of new residents, with five new baby cheetahs being born at Fota Animal Park.
The three-week-old cubs delight visitors who have the chance to spot the magnificent newborns.
This is the second litter from dam GrÃ¡inne, who is said to be doing well. A member of our team spoke to one of the caretakers last week, who informed us that all five cubs are considered healthy baby girls.
A protective mother – mom and baby have space
Baby cheetahs are making their home at Fota Wildlife Park in County Cork, according to a keeper.
âWe are giving GrÃ¡inne as much space as she needs at the moment. It is natural for the mother to be too careful and protective in the first few weeks.
âWe haven’t had a chance to get too close to the cubs yet, but we’re pretty sure they’re all girls,â the keeper told us.
While the news has yet to be officially announced, Fota will soon be holding a contest to name the five new cubs. All of the animals born in Fota have traditional Irish names, so it’s time to think it over!
An ancient race – the oldest and fastest wild cat
Cheetahs are the oldest living wild cats in the world, the species dating back four million years. They are also known to be the fastest animal on the planet, reaching speeds of around 90 km / h.
The park‘s cheetah race is still one of the most popular attractions. While exciting visitors, the attraction allows animals to hunt for food just as they would in the wild.
The northern cheetah is highly endangered, with less than 800 currently living in the wild. These five new baby cheetahs born at Fota Animal Park will likely play a crucial role in the conservation of their beautiful species.
The threatened species – another success for conservation
Baby cheetahs have a high mortality rate in the wild, which contributes to the species being listed as endangered. So these five new baby cheetahs born at Fota Animal Park are a welcome addition to the park.
GrÃ¡inne had four cubs last year, and three males survived. The fourth cub sadly passed away in just a few days.
The park participates in the European endangered species selection program. By 1984, more than 200 cheetah cubs were born in the zoo.
What will the babies be called? – let the public decide
GrÃ¡inne’s first litter is just over a year old, and the winners of last year’s nomination contest took home a one-year ticket to the South Ireland Park. We are expecting something so exciting for this year’s competition.
We were lucky enough to spot the little cubs in the open air, while Mother GrÃ¡inne kept a very close gaze nearby. Like any mother, she has the right to be too protective in these first weeks.
We look forward to Fota’s official announcement, which will undoubtedly include high-quality photos of the gorgeous little furry babies.
So it’s time to think about the suggestions of how to call the five new little darlings. We would love to hear your suggestions for cute Irish names for furry little girls!