When I'm not playing music on WASH-FM, I volunteer at the National Zoo, talking to visitors about the species on Asia Trail and the African animals at the Cheetah Conservation Station (including cheetahs, zebras, oryx and gazelles).
I wanted to share the sneak peek I got this week at the two cheetah cubs that are now nine weeks old and thriving behind the scenes at the zoo. After their rocky introduction into the world, they are scheduled to be visible in one of the cheetah yards in about three weeks.
Along with the above photo, I also took a short video of the cubs. Aren't they adorable!
If you want to view more baby animals, a three-month-old black howler monkey named Loki is on exhibit in the Small Mammal House. The zoo's first-ever fishing cat kittens were born in May and should be on Asia Trail very soon. Three different gazelles are expected to give birth between now and October. And we're keeping our fingers crossed for new cubs from our red panda and giant panda moms. Also, Labor Day Weekend is the kickoff for the National Zoo's American Trail, with new habitats for the zoo's seals and sea lions, plus wolves, beavers, otters, bald eagles and ravens. Hope to see you there!