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New Cheetah Cubs

Dec 17, 2009
Hey Sifaka World, I want to share this amazing story with you about how your Sifaka World memberships saved real animals. Here is what happened.

A farmer called us. He said a female cheetah got caught in his farm fence. The farmer tried to save her but sadly, she died. One of the farmer's assistants saw cheetah cubs run away into the tall grass, and so we knew that there were orphaned cheetah cubs. The good news is that we went to the farm and saved all four of the cubs! Three of the cubs are boys and one is a girl. We named them Mischief, Tony, Phil, and Polly.

The cubs were scared because they had never been around people, and so they hissed and spit and snarled at us. Their fur was covered with little spiky thistles, called burrs. Poor little things! One of the cubs needed stitches, but other than that they were in good health.

The cubs were about three months old. They were a little bigger than a house cat. They each weighed about 11 pounds. We gave each cub what is called a transponder microchip so that we can tell them apart.

We have a great team of people here in Africa who know how to rescue cheetahs and make sure they stay healthy. Don't forget that if you have a Sifaka World membership you are helping to save REAL cheetahs!

2 comments:

  1. Wichita said...

    That is soooo Awesome!they look adorable in the pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 21, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

  2. samantha said...

    The cheetahs look soooo cute. I can just go there and see them right now.

    December 28, 2009 at 10:29 PM  

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