Video by @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom The fate of cheetahs as a species depends on a small number of females who are really good at nurturing cubs to independence and keeping them safe while doing so. They have to do this day after day without making any mistakes and accomplish that without help from males—cheetah moms are solitary providers. We call these exceptional females “supermoms”. Any mother who has to juggle child care with earning a living and other responsibilities, can appreciate that challenge. Watch how the mother in this video puts up with the antics of her cubs while scanning her surroundings for any sign of trouble. Only when her cubs lie down to suckle can she herself take a short cat nap. Cheetahs are amazing, even when they’re not running at top speed. And cheers to all the other supermoms around the world. Follow me @FransLanting for more stories from the wild world of cheetahs.
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