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Cheetah Family, Botswana

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"Cubs spend about 18 months with their mothers learning how to survive, and it may take them another year or two to become good hunters. They often start out chasing wildly inappropriate prey, including buffalo.…Most females…rear fewer than two individual cubs to independence in an average lifetime of seven years." —Text from "Cheetahs: Ghosts of the Grasslands," December 1999, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Chris Johns

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