Rare Cheetah Cubs Need Names

Eight rare king cheetah cubs were born to mom Mona Lisa at the LEO Conservation Center in Connecticut.
Eight rare king cheetah cubs were born to mom Mona Lisa at the LEO Conservation Center in Connecticut.

An unusual litter of extremely rare king cheetahs was born at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Connecticut last month. Most litters have two to four cubs, but the non-profit center was thrilled when mom Mona Lisa gave birth to eight cubs. There are only an estimated 30 king cheetahs left in the world. “It’s amazing. I’m still pinching myself,” said Marcella Leone, co-founder of the center. Now, the cubs need names. The center is asking the public to submit a name for one of the cubs on their web site. Leone says she hopes to send two of the cubs back to Africa, and the rest will stay at the center or move to breeding programs at zoos around the U.S. — Read it at Today

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