The Wilds is pleased to announce six healthy cheetah cubs were born at the conservation facility on October 30 to mother, Pumzika, and father, Finnick.
The three males and three females appear to be healthy and are growing steadily thanks to Pumzika’s great care, notes The Wilds in a release.
Five-year-old, first-time mom Pumzika was born at the San Diego Safari Park and arrived at The Wilds in July 2019. Finnick is seven years old and came to The Wilds from the White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, Fla. in 2014. Finnick has been the father of three previous litters at The Wilds.
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“The birth of these rare cheetah cubs is cause for celebration. They are adorable, but more importantly their births represent a significant contribution to the sustainability of this species’ population, and we are extremely proud to be directly involved in protecting the future of cheetahs,” said The Wilds Vice President Dr. Jan Ramer.
Although Pumzika and her cubs will not be out of their behind-the-scenes den for a few months, guests may have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the litter in their den on a television monitor in the Carnivore Center at The Wilds during a Wildside Tour sometime within the next several weeks.
For more information about conservation initiatives at The Wilds and to book a Winter at The Wilds Tour, please visit The Wilds’ website.