This beautiful lady, on a fresh kill with her four cubs, is one hardy mum. Although only 3 cubs were kind enough to parade for this photo she actually has 4 cubs to provide for on the plains of the Masai Mara. A tough job with lions, leopard and hyenas around. Other cats gladly kill both adult and young cheetahs if they get a chance. This particular cheetah actually gave birth to 5 cubs. One was tragically killed by accident by a safari vehicle. Tragic, but fortunately an extremely rare incident. We arrived to this scene just moments after she managed to provide this meal for her and her cubs. Unfortunately it would be extremely rare if she manages to bring up all the remaining cubs alive. Only 1 of 4 cheetah cubs makes it to adulthood.

Female Cheetah