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Fota Wildlife Park has welcomed three adorable cheetah cubs

By Sarah Finnan

June 11, 2020 at 3:28pm


Fota Wildlife Park has welcomed three adorable cheetah cubs and they need help naming the fluffy new arrivals.

Announcing the arrival of not one, not two, but THREE cheetah cubs, staff at Fota Wildlife Park shared some snaps of the new residents writing that the Northern Cheetah is in fact classified as an endangered animal by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - there are less than 800 left in the wild. Born just before lockdown the cubs are now exactly 12 weeks old having been born on Paddy's Day this year. Very patriotic altogether.

The new cubs bring the total number of cheetahs born at the park to over 230 since the breeding programme began back in 1985. Their cute little faces remind me of that quote from Despicable Me where Agnes says "he's so fluffy, I'm gonna die". Relatable... just LOOK at these little floofers.

Adorable. And as if that wasn't enough, you could even have a hand in naming the park's new arrivals as the team have asked people to submit their suggestions via the Fota Wildlife blog. If there were any female arrivals I'd be gunning for Spritney Spears given her recent claims that she can outrun Usain Bolt in the 100-metre dash.

(Header image courtesy of Fota Wildlife Park)

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