Five endangered Northern cheetah cubs have been born at Fota Wildlife Park
We’re already planning a trip down to see them.
Fota Wildlife Park has announced the birth of five endangered Northern cheetah cubs to mother Grainne and father Archie.
“The fab five are made up of three females and two males and were born on August 10th.” said a spokesperson for the park.
*** Announcing*** The birth of FIVE Endangered Northern cheetah cubs to mother Grainne and father Archie. The fab five are made up of 3 females and 2 males & were born on the 10th August. See our website for more & to book https://t.co/Azm4a9YRu8 #Conservation images @DKanePhoto pic.twitter.com/sl0A67BGOd
— Fota Wildlife Park (@fotawildlife) September 23, 2021
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified the subspecies status for the Northern cheetah as endangered.
A 2017 expert report on the decline of the cheetah suggested that there were fewer than 2,800 left in the wild in the whole of East and North Africa. The Asiatic cheetah is critically endangered in Iran with less than 40 animals left in the wild.