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Your morning adorable: Cheetah cubs make their debut at Swedish zoo

April 26, 2010 | 11:59 am

Cheetah cubs

Sweden's Boras Zoo welcomed a litter of cheetah cubs in February, and the cubs -- six males and two females, according to TreeHugger -- made their public debut Friday at the zoo.

The Cheetah Conservation Fund, which has been a major beneficiary of the the Boras Zoo's financial support for more than a decade, heralded the cubs' birth on its blog.

Only about 12,000 cheetahs are thought to remain in the wild in Africa, and an even smaller wild cheetah population remains in Iran. But good news about the species came from an unlikely place -- Angola -- earlier this year when the Cheetah Conservation Fund reported finding wild cheetahs in the country for the first time in 30 years.

See another photo of the cubs after the jump!

Cheetah cubs

Sarah, Cincinnati Zoo's cheetah, sets world land-speed record for mammals
Usain Bolt adopts a cheetah

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Bjorn Larsson Rosvall / European Pressphoto Agency

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