Busch Gardens Tampa has welcomed two new adorable additions – three-month-old cheetah cubs. The Busch Gardens animal care team is providing 24-hour-care as the cubs continue to get stronger and explore their new home.
The cubs were born on Nov. 22, 2014 and weigh approximately 12 pounds. Their names, which were given by the Busch Gardens animal care team, are Tendai, meaning “thankful,” and Thabo, meaning “joy.”
Once the cubs are old enough, they will start their own coalition as part of Cheetah Run, the innovative cheetah habitat that opened alongside Busch Gardens’ triple-launch coaster, Cheetah Hunt, in 2011. Until then, guests can see the cubs at various times throughout the day in the Edge of Africa area of the park, or by taking an Animal Care Center Behind The Scenes tour through Sunday, March 1.
From YouTube; “The Central Park Zoo’s new cubs enjoy their own personal waterfall and rock-wall for climbing at the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit. The furry felines, a male and a female, are the offspring of Zoe and Askai, and the first snow leopard cubs ever to be born at the zoo.”
A while ago we posted a video about Oregon Zoo’s three lion cubs playing in their den, the cubs are know seven weeks old and big enough to explore their outdoor habitat. In this video you can see how they climb logs, chase each other and try to bite their mom’s tail.