Cheetah Cubs: Meet Sparky at 3 Weeks
Shot at Ndutu Safari Lodge, Tanzania in February 2014 with the 1Dx and Canon 500mm f/4
I nicknamed this precocious cub Sparky because he had so much energy and personality for such a young cheetah. Although it's not possible to tell gender at this age, I refer to this cub as a he because it had the cutest little handlebar mustache markings. On the other hand, this cub could've been a girl because it was so alert and curious. Whatever, I'm just glad that the cub was healthy and alert.
Also, some cheetahs like to jump on vehicles in order to see better while searching for prey. Although we never encourage it, this Mom and son did what they wanted to do, just like all kitties big and small.
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