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Metro Richmond Zoo unveils Cheetah Cam

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Can't get enough of the cheetah cubs at the Metro Richmond Zoo? Now you can watch them 24 hours a day.

A live video feed of the cubs and their mother is now live on the Metro Richmond Zoo's website.

Click here to watch: http://bit.ly/18dVShA

The live camera was launched with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Right now, the cubs are not on public display so your only chance to check them out is on the camera.

Click here to see more cheetah photos: http://bit.ly/1etWVBj

The Metro Richmond Zoo welcomed the five cubs on October 6. They are only the third litter born in the United States this year, and the first ever for the Metro Richmond Zoo.

The cubs - 3 males and 2 females - were born to Lana, a 4-year-old first-time mom, and Kitu, a 5-year-old first-time dad, at the zoo's new cheetah breeding center.

Cheetahs have been classified as endangered with the wild population in drastic decline. Cheetah numbers have dwindled 90% to just over 10,000 animals in small pocketed areas in Africa.

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