Three new cheetah cubs made their appearance at Dickerson Park Zoo earlier this month. The triplets, born May 2, are the first cheetah cubs born at the zoo since 2003.
A cheetah birth is “a big deal” in the zoo community because they are difficult to breed, according to senior zookeeper Ken Harmon.
Zookeeper Sheila Samek said they’d been trying to breed the female, Roni, for two years. The cubs’ father is Tendagi.