Five Orphaned Cheetah Cubs Were Adopted By An Unlikely Single Father.
When Willow the cheetah passed away this month after a c-section, her five cubs were left without their mom to take care of them and teach them the ropes. It was up to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s in-house nanny Blakely to step in and care for the newborns.
The Australian shepherd dog is a pro when it comes to caring for babies whose mom’s cannot take care of them. Blakely has nursed cheetahs before as well as a bat eared fox, warthogs, and wallabies.
The canine will give the five cheetahs a lot of snuggles, comfort and its body to climb on for exercise. He will also teach his five babies the difference between a gentle bite and the beginning of a fight.
The three boys and two girls will remain in the nursery with Blakely for eight to 12 weeks.
The cubs were born on March 8, 2016.
Watch the cubs born through a c-section.