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1 cheetah cub dies at Metro Richmond Zoo

The Metro Richmond Zoo announces birth of 4 baby cheetahs. (Source: Richmond Metro Zoo) The Metro Richmond Zoo announces birth of 4 baby cheetahs. (Source: Richmond Metro Zoo)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The Metro Richmond Zoo announced on Sunday that one of the zoo's new cheetah cubs born to mother cheetah Lana has died.

"We are sad to announce that one of Lana's cubs passed away this morning," the zoo said in a post on its Facebook page. "This was a complete shock to us because the cubs had their four-week checkup three days ago."

On Monday, a veterinarian will examine the cub that died to determine the exact cause of death. As a precaution, the remaining five cubs have been given antibiotics.

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