Friday Baby Cheetah Blogging

Following up on a post from a few days ago, here are some picturtes of baby cheetahs.

Cheetah Posted by Hello

Cheetah 2 Posted by Hello
Be afraid, we are wild, ferocious, jungle kitties

Here is a link to an interesting discussion concerning predation on cubs (from lions and hyenas) vs. habitat destruction and genetic issues.

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6 Responses

  1. Well now, they don’t look friendly at all! But I’m very enamoured. I can see the identical genotypes in these bottlenecked babies.

  2. Well now, they don’t look friendly at all! But I’m very enamoured. I can see the identical genotypes in these bottlenecked babies.

  3. Afarensis– You always post pictures of my favorite critters. Love those cheetahs. So beautiful.

  4. Wayne – yeah I know. Those cheetahs in the second picture are downright tuff! I didn’t have enogh time to really write what I wanted about them but the paper I linked to was really interesting. It examined the interplay between genetics, predation on cubs and habitat loss. One of the interesting conclusions was that cheetahs have become adapted to high infant mortality. In terms of the cheetahs continued existence on this planet the most important factor is adult survivorship.

    Rexroth’s Daughter- glad I keep hitting the creatures you like. The cheetah post was pure luck. I was following up on a post about a letter in National Geographic.

  5. Adorable! I want to hold them and pet them. They look so cute and soft.

  6. yeah,
    that 2nd picture cracks me up. You know they are growling but it just makes them look cuter.

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