Parc Safari shows off first cheetahs ever born in Quebec
Published Saturday, July 15, 2017 8:20AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, July 15, 2017 6:57PM EDT
Quebecers got their first glimpse at two of the province’s cuddliest and fastest new residents on Friday.
In a video posted to Facebook, Parc Safari gave the public a look at cheetah cubs Mosi and Jelanie, who were born in May.
The two newcomers are the first cheetahs to ever be born in Quebec.
In June 2016, Parc Safari announced a joint project with the Toronto Zoo to inseminate the park’s female cheetahs with the goal of encouraging the species’ survival.
There are currently just 9,000 cheetahs in the wild, down from an estimated population in 1900. They are classified as a vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The two cubs are not yet viewable to the public but will hopefully soon join the park’s three females and five males.