Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Smithsonian Cheetah Cubs

(related story: )

We may be the last
two cats on earth
to hear
about this successful
cheetah birth
in captivity,

but we wanted to share:
we wish
they weren't in captivity,
but we are also really happy for this zoo,
and these mom-cheetahs,
for these successful births!

hello baby cheetahs!

P & S


Kea said...

Aren't they so precious?

Zoos make our mom sad on the one hand, that we need them in the first place, that humans are systematically destroying the planet and so many species on it. But our mom also knows we *do* need them to keep those species alive and for educational purposes. It's still hard, though, that they don't get to live their lives in the wild, as Nature intended.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Welcome to the world, little cheetahs -- this very tough, unforgiving world.