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Chester Zoo Cheetah Cub | by Gareth Brooks
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Chester Zoo Cheetah Cub

Sadly both the female cubs have passed away this month! :(

 

Two of four cubs born in June, Kinza and Shendi had been receiving veterinary treatment for an illness for a few weeks. Kinza died on 1 November and Shendi died on 12 November. The siblings had been suffering from cowpox. The two males are said to be getting stronger :) (fingers crossed for them).

 

I grew very attached to these gorgeous animals, especially as I had been documenting them on a weekly basis. I just couldn't believe the news yesterday (25/11/11) when it was announced.

Check out the rest of the set as well, i've got loads more to come on soon.

 

Please comment if you like it :) Not just a flashy comment, an actual comment as well :)

 

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Taken on September 9, 2011