A rare cheetah foster family

Non-sibling cheetah cubs - born 10 days apart in December at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal - are being raised by the same mother. Cheetah experts are closely following the pair because they are the sixth case of "cross-fostering" in North America since 1995.



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Cheetah cubs are weighed by a zoo keeper and vet. Zazi, the 9-year-old mother to a 2-week-old unnamed female cub, has adopted a 3-week-old male cub born to a 5-year-old mother named Amani.

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