• Septuplet Cheetah Cubs Born

    11 days ago - By Metro Richmond Zoo

    The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of 7 cheetah cubs! Vaila, a second time mother, gave birth to septuplets on November 30, 2018!
    This is a very special birth to us because not only is it a big boost for Cheetah conservation by increasing the captive population, but also a cheetah having 7 cubs at once only happens 1% of the time! In addition, the sire is Kalu, a first time dad who was born and raised here at the Metro Richmond Zoo.
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    All 7 cubs have had several checkups and their first set of shots. They are in great health and growing fast!! Vaila and cubs are...
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  • Three New Cheetah Litters

    Three New Cheetah Litters

    11 days ago - By Metro Richmond Zoo

    The Metro Richmond Zoo is proud to announce the births of three cheetah litters.
    On April 10, 2021, Rey gave birth to four cubs sired by Kalu. This is Rey's second litter.
    On April 26, 2021, Vaila gave birth to four cubs sired by Duma. This is Vaila's third litter. Unfortunately, one female cub died shortly after birth due to a cleft palate birth defect. The remaining three cubs are healthy.
    On August 21, 2021, Khari gave birth to three cubs sired by Duma. This is Khari's fourth litter. The cubs' sexes will not be determined until they have their first vet checkup at one week old.
    Rey with...
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