Cheetah Family

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
11287712/1000000 sec. / ISO 500
Nearest Area
Serengeti
Town
Arusha
Brief Directions
Southern Serengeti
Notes
Taken August 2018, 800mm Canon 5D mk IV
Description
I had never seen a cheetah cub before, despite a significant amount of time roaming around the Serengeti. We were in an area famous for cheetahs in the southern Serengeti. It was our last day in the area and we were determined to find a cheetah before we had to move on. The sun was setting when we saw a blip along the horizon. We watched for a moment through binoculars, hoping for movement so that we'd know if wasn't another termite mound, when another small dot popped up. That is when we knew we had found a mother with cubs, five to be exact. Cheetahs are amazing mothers, raising their young entirely on their own. They can have large litters, like this one, but the survival rate is so low that they are unlikely to all survive. Seeing five all together was a special experience.
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Date Added
August 9, 2019
Date Taken
August 4, 2018