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'4 Pounds Of Fury': Baby Cheetah Gets A Foster Mom


Animals  (tags: animals, cheetah, cheetah cubs, big cats, baby animals, wildanimals, conservation, protection, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 2819 days ago - npr.org
Baby cheetahs -- fuzzy, grayish-gold cubs with dark spots on their legs and bellies and oversized claws -- make a surprising noise: They chirp. That is, unless they're trying to mark their independence.



   

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Marti Williams (170)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 12:13 pm
That is a good story....
 

Camilla Vaga (68)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 12:15 pm
awww
 

Ingrid A (524)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 9:07 pm
Cute. Noted. Thank you Yrna.
 

Shirley S (187)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 10:28 pm
Lovely little babies.
 

Dalia H (1280)
Saturday January 29, 2011, 10:35 pm
Awww! They are so Lovely and Beautiful. GOD Bless them!
Noted with Delight my Beloved Yrna. Thank You so much for posting and sharing with Us.
GOD Bless You!
HAVE A VERY BLESSED NIGHT EVERYBODY!
Much Love and Light,
B.D♥
 

Jose Ovidio Perez Morel (50)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 8:17 am
Noted....................
 

Dotti L (85)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 9:03 am
What a great story, Thanks.
 

Kathleen B (272)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 1:06 pm
I am glad that it worked out.
 

Jeannette A (137)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 1:17 pm
This is where humans can excel... in the nurturing department. These cubs are beautiful and the fostering that was done seems to offer the best chance of survival and health.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 4:24 pm
Thanks for sharing Yrna! Cuties!
 

Mary T (178)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 6:23 pm
Thanks Yrna for sharing these cute babies.
 

Susan T (21)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 6:39 pm
This is a great story. Years ago, I had 2 cats with kittens born 1 week apart. The "new" mother had trouble feeding hers, so I put a few in the other box. At first, she looked at me and looked at the kittens. Then, she took them.
By the time they were 6-8 weeks old, no one knew who the real mother was. I don't even think the cats did.

Animals get it.
 

Chelsie H (19)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 6:47 pm
Thanks!
 

Michelle S (462)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 8:37 pm
Those little fur balls don't want to stay in their box! How beautiful they are! But I can't say how far I trust the Smithsonian with animals like these. Several years ago there was a controversy reported over how the large mammals in the Smithsonian Museum ended up there. Apparently, the elephants, lions and other large predators on display were killed by a millionaire big game hunter in Africa. As lovely as these Cheetahs are, one has to ask the logical question: what will happen to them?
 

Evelyn B (79)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 9:24 pm
Noted, Tks Yrna... These cubs are so cute....
 

Vanessa B (1)
Monday January 31, 2011, 2:51 pm
that's so cute! thank you for the happy story.
 

Brielle H. (1)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 10:22 am
yeah great story
 
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