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Your morning adorable: Cheetah cub makes his debut at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park

Kiburi the Cheetah Cub

At the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park (known until quite recently as the Wild Animal Park), quite possibly the cutest thing going -- and that's saying a lot -- is a tiny cheetah cub named Kiburi.

More than 130 cheetahs have been born to date at the Safari Park, which is a participant in a conservation breeding program for the endangered species. Kiburi is the first cub to be born there to two hand-raised parents, mother Makena and father Quint. He's being hand-raised himself -- receiving a bottle of special formula every 2 1/2 hours around the clock -- after Makena failed to properly care for him.

Kiburi opened his eyes for the first time last week -- he's pictured shortly after that momentous event on Nov. 24 -- and since then has primarily occupied his time with eating and sleeping. See him doing just that in an alarmingly precious video after the jump!

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Ken Bohn / AFP/Getty Images

Video: San Diego Zoo via YouTube

 
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