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Welcome to the Richmond Cheetah Cam
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Welcome to the Live Cheetah Cam, an exclusive partnership between the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Metro Richmond Zoo.
Here, you’ll be able to watch live video of five adorable cheetah cubs and their mother, Lana, who gave birth to them Oct. 6 at the zoo.
Breeding cheetahs in captivity is difficult, and experts say the births at the zoo in western Chesterfield County represent a significant achievement. There are three male cubs and two female cubs; none have been named yet.
The zoo sits on 120 mostly wooded acres. It features about 2,000 animals, including lions, tigers, rhinos, chimpanzees, penguins, bats, pythons and alligators. It is open Monday through Saturday year-round.
Jim Andelin, the zoo's director, said he hopes to put the cubs on public display at some point. They would have to be moved a different enclosure, and moving can be stressful.
"We want to do what's best for the cubs," Andelin said.
So for now, watch them here. ...@ http://www.metrorichmondzoo.com/cheetahcam.shtml
And visit the zoo’s website.