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Baby cheetahs mark a milestone

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MONTREAL -

A milestone to celebrate. A pair of cheetah cubs turned 2-months-old at Park Safari.

Mosi and Jelanie were born May 13.

This is a first for the zoo and the province of Quebec. Mom delivered by C-section. In the wild, 75 percent of baby cheetahs die before their first birthday. In captivity, cheetah breeding is tough. Only 16 percent of cheetahs reproduce.

Mosi and Jelanie spent the first weeks of their lives in incubators and a staffer has cared for them 24 hours a day since then.

You will not be able to visit the cubs until September when their immune systems are fully developed.

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