Wildlife Safari Park near Ashland welcomes four new cheetah cubs

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announced the births of four cheetah cubs on Tuesday.

The cubs were born on Nov. 4 to mother Clio and father Refu at the Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park, which houses an off-display cheetah breeding facility, according to a press release.

The facility allows the cheetahs to roam, while also providing them more privacy in a place that closely resembles their natural habitat, the zoo said.

“These cubs are a great example of the collaboration benefits among zoos,” Dr. Jason Herrick, vice president of conservation and animal health, said in a press release.

First-time mother Clio is attentive, and the cubs are nursing, the zoo said.  The cubs are set to have their first examination by the zoo’s veterinary team on Dec. 19.

The Wildlife Safari Park, which is located near Ashland, now houses 2o cheetahs, while the Omaha zoo holds five females, according to the zoo.

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