Cheetah Cubs Play Outside for First Time

The two-month-old cubs were adorable in a new place last week.

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The National Zoo's two-month-old cheetah cubs went outside to play for the first time on Friday.
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The older cub, a male, was born on Dec. 6, 2010 to Amani. The younger cub, a female, was born on Dec. 16, 2010 to Zazi.
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It's easy to tell them apart -- the male has a prominent white mantle.
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Zazi is the mother of the female cub, but she also serves as foster-mother of the male. This is because a mother cheetah usually can't generate enough milk when she only has one cub. Zazi kept a watchful eye over the cubs as they played outside Friday.
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The cubs live at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va.
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Need more cub viewing in your life? You can view the cheetah cam here.
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