In a post announcing the birth of the three cubs, the zoo explained, “Babs’ pregnancy was closely monitored; however, she was very late term and showing no signs of going into labor.”
“For her safety, and the safety of the cubs, the decision was made to perform a C-section.”
Facebook; pictured are the cubs at birth
“The cubs—two boys and a girl—are thriving and being cared for by zoo staff, which includes around-the-clock bottle feedings every three hours.”
All three of the Cheetah cups were raised by hand from the beginning, and though they are getting bigger, they still have zookeepers involved in their care.
Facebook; pictured above are the cubs in a recent update
The zoo shared in an update on Facebook that the cubs “have as limited human contact by their three caregivers as possible, mainly meal time & well checks. They play together; and when sleepy, nap together.”
The cubs also have been growing more adventurous by the day and now get to go outside and have fun on the grass.
You can follow the Dickerson Park Zoo on Facebook here and you can also vote to help name all three of the cubs right now for a small donation!
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