Cheetah Mom Shares New Baby Pics Published June 24, 2011 • Updated on June 24, 2011 at 12:58 pm The five cubs are nearly a month old and careening wildly toward maximum cuteness territory. 14 photos 1/14 National Zoo The five cheetah cubs are nearly a month old now, heading rapidly toward maximum cuteness. 2/14 National Zoo They were born May 28 to six-year-old Amani at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, Va. 3/14 National Zoo Amani also gave birth to a single cub six months ago, who's being raised by another mother, Zazi. Zazi also had a single cub. Since cheetah moms usually can't produce enough milk for only one cub, Zazi is caring for both cubs, now named Nick and Maggie. 4/14 National Zoo The birth of the litter is important not just for cuteness. Although the zoo's Conservation Institute has the two single six-month-old cubs, the new five cubs comprise "the only litter of cheetahs born this year in a North American zoo," the zoo says on its website. 5/14 National Zoo 6/14 National Zoo 7/14 National Zoo 8/14 National Zoo 9/14 National Zoo 10/14 National Zoo 11/14 National Zoo 12/14 National Zoo 13/14 National Zoo 14/14 National Zoo The five cheetah cubs are nearly a month old now, heading rapidly toward maximum cuteness. 0 More Photo Galleries Brag on Your Grad: Celebrating 2020 Graduates in DC, Maryland and Virginia Photos: Protests, Unrest in DC Following George Floyd’s Death Protesters, Enraged by Black Americans Killed, Gather Nationwide NBC4-T44 Friday Fun: Show and Tell!