Prague Zoo, rated one of the top zoos in the world by TripAdvisor in 2015, had a record year in 2016 with a number of high-profile births. During the course of the year, the zoo welcomed two new elephants, a baby gorilla, a newborn giraffe, and a number of other species.
That trend seems to be continuing into 2017: just yesterday, the Zoo announced the birth of an armadillo, and this morning Prague Zoo announced that a quintet of cheetah cubs had arrived. The heaviest comes in at a lean 1.75 kg.
Visitors to the Zoo will be able to see the new cubs, three males and two females, in the cheetah compound from August.
But the Zoo posted photos and video of the newborns to Facebook, and promised to continue the updates of their progress over the course of the next two months.
The cheetah cubs were born in mid-May, but the Zoo waited a month to officially announce the new additions.
Their mother is a six-year-old cheetah named Savannah, who came to Prague via Colchester Zoo in England, while their five-year-old father Ben hails from Denmark’s Ree Park Safari.