Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2013
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is proud to announce the birth of three new cheetah cubs. The litter was born on October 12, 2013 and consisted of one male and two females. All appear to be in good health and their mother, Gracie, is a first-time mother who has proved to be a natural at taking care of her young.
The father is Bruce, an 8-year-old male born and hand-raised at Fossil Rim. This was his first litter of cubs and animal care staff is pleasantly surprised by his ability to reproduce; this is uncommon for hand-raised males. Bruce and his brother Moose were pulled from their mom for hand-raising due to illness at a young age.
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is hosting a cheetah naming contest on Facebook to invite the public to help name the cubs. A graphic will be posted on Fossil Rim’s Facebook page on Wednesday, Nov.
20 stating the rules for the contest. The contest will last for two weeks, closing on December 4 in honor of International Cheetah Day which was created by the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
Rules for entry are as follows:
• LIKE Fossil Rim’s Facebook page www.facebok.com/fossilrim
• Submit the suggested names by commenting on the contest post
• Share the post on the user’s timeline
Up to three winners will be contacted and the winning names will be announced to the public shortly after the contest closes. In addition to naming the cheetahs, the winners will also receive a private tour of the cheetah facility at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. This facility is not open to the public and it is an exclusive experience.