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A cheetah gave birth to a giant nest of seven cute cubs that have already escaped the claws of a lioness

A cheetah gave birth to a gigantic nest of seven cute cubs that have already escaped the claws of a lioness.

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In the wild, cheetahs usually give birth to three to five young, and they are vulnerable to predators from birth, so seeing seven siblings together is very unusual.

The bumper brood was spotted this week in the Maasai Mara by photographers Yaron Schmid and Amy Montminy.

A cheetah gave birth to a giant nest of seven cute cubs that have already escaped the claws of a lioness

A cheetah gave birth to a giant nest of seven cute cubs that have already escaped the claws of a lioness

In the wild, cheetahs usually give birth to three to five young

In the wild, cheetahs usually give birth to three to five young

The cubs are vulnerable to predators from birth

The cubs are vulnerable to predators from birth

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In the wild, cheetahs usually give birth to three to five young, and they are vulnerable to predators from birth, so seeing seven siblings together is very unusual

The bumper brood was spotted this week in the Maasai Mara by photographers Yaron Schmid and Amy Montminy

The bumper brood was spotted this week in the Maasai Mara by photographers Yaron Schmid and Amy Montminy

The bumper brood was spotted this week in the Maasai Mara by photographers Yaron Schmid and Amy Montminy

The pair, who run YS Wildlife Photography and Safaris, were with guests when their guide Dominick Maatany showed them the cubs.

Being a cheetah cub is dangerous and they had already escaped the clutches of a lioness who had tried to kill them the night before.

Nature photographer and veterinarian Yaron fortunately told these little cats that they had a smart mother named Siligi to take care of them.

He said: & Amy and I are on our way home to lead another great safari and our guests were lucky enough to see everything.

Being a cheetah cub is dangerous
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Being a cheetah cub is dangerous

They had already escaped the claws of a lioness who had tried to kill them the night before

They had already escaped the claws of a lioness who had tried to kill them the night before

Being a cheetah cub is dangerous and they had already escaped the claws of a lioness who had tried to kill them the night before

Nature photographer and veterinarian Yaron happily said to these little cats that they had a smart mother named Siligi to take care of them

Nature photographer and veterinarian Yaron happily said to these little cats that they had a smart mother named Siligi to take care of them

Nature photographer and veterinarian Yaron happily said to these little cats that they had a smart mother named Siligi to take care of them

The cute little cheetahs were seen near the Enkewa camp in the Maasai Mara
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The cute little cheetahs were seen near the Enkewa camp in the Maasai Mara

The cute little cheetahs were seen near the Enkewa camp in the Maasai Mara

& # 39; But the highlight of the trip was undoubtedly to see Siligi the cheetah with her seven cubs.

& # 39; Only a few weeks old and they have been through so much. Our wonderful guide, Dominick Maatany, was the first to see this extremely rare sight.

& # 39; The night before these photos were taken, a lioness tried to kill the cubs, but Siligi was smart enough to distract her, and the cheetah ran away with two of the cubs.

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& # 39; We left her that night, very sad and worried about the fate of the other five cubs, but Dominick did it again and saw her the next morning with all seven cubs. & # 39;

Yaron said: & # 39; Only a few weeks old and they have been through so much. Our wonderful guide, Dominick Maatany, was the first to see this extremely rare sight & # 39;

Yaron said: & # 39; Only a few weeks old and they have been through so much. Our wonderful guide, Dominick Maatany, was the first to see this extremely rare sight & # 39;

Yaron said: & # 39; Only a few weeks old and they have been through so much. Our wonderful guide, Dominick Maatany, was the first to see this extremely rare sight & # 39;

Amy Montminy, who runs YS Wildlife Photography and Safaris with Yaron, said that Siligi will hopefully be able to bring some of the cubs to adulthood

Amy Montminy, who runs YS Wildlife Photography and Safaris with Yaron, said that Siligi will hopefully be able to bring some of the cubs to adulthood

Amy Montminy, who runs YS Wildlife Photography and Safaris with Yaron, said that Siligi will hopefully be able to bring some of the cubs to adulthood

Cheetah cubs experience a low survival rate due to predators such as lions, hyenas, etc., as well as disease
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Cheetah cubs experience a low survival rate due to predators such as lions, hyenas, etc., as well as disease

Cheetah cubs experience a low survival rate due to predators such as lions, hyenas, etc., as well as disease

The cute little cheetahs were seen near the Enkewa camp in the Maasai Mara.

Amy Montminy, who runs YS Wildlife Photography and Safaris with Yaron, said that Siligi will hopefully be able to bring some of the cubs to adulthood.

She said: “Cheetah cubs experience a low chance of survival from predators such as lions, hyenas, etc., as well as disease.

& # 39; Only about 10 percent of the cheetah cubs mature, so it is rare to see seven cubs at a time from one nest.

& # 39; This mother, whose name is Siligi, will hopefully see one or two of these babies for adulthood.

Researchers working with Dr. Elena Chelysheva will often watch over young cubs in their research vehicles

Researchers working with Dr. Elena Chelysheva will often watch over young cubs in their research vehicles

Researchers working with Dr. Elena Chelysheva will often watch over young cubs in their research vehicles

Only about 10 percent of the cheetah cubs mature, so it is rare to see seven cubs at once from one nest

Only about 10 percent of the cheetah cubs mature, so it is rare to see seven cubs at once from one nest

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Only about 10 percent of cheetah cubs mature, so it is rare to see seven cubs at once from one nest

& # 39; She is unfortunately in the Mara, where she will experience a lot of pressure from cars & other predators.

& # 39; But cheetahs in Mara also have help from the Mara Meru Cheetah Project, where researchers working with Dr. Elena Chelysheva often watch young cubs in their research vehicles, keeping tourist vehicles at the right distance .

& # 39; Unfortunately, one of the research vehicles has broken down, and as a result its investigators cannot be in the field, so Siligi will not have that extra level of protection unless critical funding for the project can be collected. & # 39;

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