Rosetta and her first litter

Social games like catch-up are very important for developing and improving hunting skills in young cheetahs. Often, mothers also take part, playing the role of victim. As a result, young at an early age can catch small prey on their own and provide themselves with food when large game is not available. Six-year-old Rosetta is raising her first litter. Out of five cubs in four months only three survived, and Rosetta is doing her best to ensure that the offspring grow up healthy and developed excellent survival skills. Between large mother’s hunts, 5-months old youngsters catch hares, which helps not only to satisfy their hunger a little, but also to keep fit. Even when Rosetta was limping on her front foot, she successfully hunted adult antelopes, so the whole family was getting enough food.