Raisi with a new litter


Raisi – the 4,5-year-old daughter of Rosa is back in the Reserve with a new litter. The first few months of life are the most critical for cheetah cubs, and to date, only three out of five young survived. Being very active, cubs climb different elevated objects and sometimes injure their limbs. Dislocation of joints occurs most frequently, and recovery takes time. Long-distance travelling slow down the recovery process and females-mothers consider the physical state of the young, providing the injured offspring with the necessary rest. The limping cub of Raisi has chances to get better soon if the female will regularly feed the litter and avoid fatal encounters with other predators.