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The Daily Need

Photo: Eat. Sleep. Charm. Repeat.

Photo: San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s newest cheetah cub, Kiburi, weighs only 1.4 pounds but is a super-heavyweight charmer. Kiburi, which means “proud” in Swahili, must be hand raised after his mother Makena showed signs of abandoning him shortly after his birth on November 14. He has become a star at the Safari Park nursery, where visitors can watch him eat and play, but most often sleep, which he does 20 to 22 hours a day. Recently, he’s been learning to play and practicing his pounce.

You can watch Kiburi in action on the zoo’s website.

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  • Blair

    What an adorable feline! It’s hard to think that this little bundle of fluff will grow up to be the fastest cat on earth, no?