Litter of Northern Cheetah Cubs at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, London
Seven northern cheetah cubs made their public debut during a photo call at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, north of London. The septuplets were born around twelve weeks ago, and seemingly enjoyed their first outing by frolicking and chasing one another around the cheetah enclosure. For mother Dubai it's the second litter, after she gave birth to five cubs in 2010. Only three litters have ever been produced in a UK zoo, and soon enough Dubai's cubs will be playing a vital role in the survival of their species.