Staff at Fota Wildlife Park have welcomed some more adorable cheetah cubs, just over a month after announcing the arrival of three others. All Northern Cheetahs, the new cubs were born to mother Nimpy and father Sam.
The cubs' mother Nimpy is 10 years old and was born in France, while Same is four years old and was born in a Wildlife Centre in Dubai. Both part of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria Northern cheetah breeding programme which is coordinated by Fota Wildlife Park.
One male and two female, the new arrivals were born on June 10th and according to the park website, have only just started venturing out of their cubbing den - spending the last few days enjoying mild weather, playing together in the grass.
Sharing some gorgeous shots of the little nippers (captured by local photographer Darragh Kane), the team are asking people to submit their best name suggestions.
Some new cub pics from @DKanePhoto - enjoy! For the full story of our 3 new #Cheetah cubs please check out https://t.co/ctBNa8RXgp and don't forget to enter a name suggestion!! #FotaWildlife #Endangered #CorkHarbourIslands #Staycation2020 pic.twitter.com/l3eL0PYn5H
— Fota Wildlife Park (@fotawildlife) August 7, 2020
Calling on the public for help, all you have to do is complete the park's short online survey to enter your name in the mix. You could even bag yourself a Conversation annual pass to the park if your name is chosen.
The three new cubs bring the total number of cheetahs born at Fota Wildlife Park to 204.
Header image via Twitter/Fota Wildlife Park courtesy of Darragh Kane