Cute animal picture of the day: cheetahs in the snow

Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
December 05, 2012



Cheetah cub not certain about snow. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Cheetah cub not certain about snow. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Cheetah cubs at the Zoological Society of London's Whipsnade Zoo attempt to make sense of snow. Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), currently found in many African countries as well as Iran, are generally warm weather animals.

Cheetahs are considered Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List, facing threats such as habitat loss, decline in prey, and at times illegal poaching for their coats.



Cheetah cubs meet their first snowfall. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Cheetah cubs meet their first snowfall. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.



Cheetah cubs. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Cheetah cubs. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.



Cheetah cub with adult in background. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Cheetah cub with adult in background. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.








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Jeremy Hance
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Cute animal picture of the day: cheetahs in the snow.

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