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Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775)

Young Cheetahs stay with their mothers for a long period of time and this accounts for sights of groups of animals of about 4 to 6 individuals

After a gestation period of about 90 days, two to five cheetah cubs are born in a sheltered bush on tall grass. They are assisted by their mother until they reach sexual maturity at about 18 months of age.

The picture of the Young Cheetah Cub on the left was taken at Kalahari Gemsbok Park shortly after they fed on their mother's kill. Although we didn't find the kill, stains of blood are still visible on her forehead.


Cheetah Cub
Wildlife Picture taken on the Kalahari Gemsbok Park
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