San Diego Zoo debuts 2 newest cheetah cubs

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is showing off its newest cheetah cubs.

The female cubs were born Sept. 1 and are receiving around-the-clock care and bottle feedings. The cubs' mother has been unsuccessful at raising litters in the past, so the staff decided to raise the cubs.

PHOTOS: Cheetah cub sisters play at San Diego Zoo


The nearly 3-week-old cheetah cubs weigh about 3 pounds each. Zoo officials say the cubs are developing rapidly. The staff also says the two have playful personalities, and were already swatting at each other when they were just a few days old.

The cubs will be available for the public to see for a few hours each day starting at 9 a.m.

VIDEO: Watch the adorable cheetah cubs play


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