Despite the best efforts of our Somaliland caregivers, two more cubs have succumbed to what we suspect is a virus or contagious disease. Unfortunately, there are no veterinarians or testing facilities in Somaliland versed in cheetah diseases to help us identify the source.
The remaining cub, the biggest and strongest at about 7 kg, shows no signs of illness. However, he is not out of the woods yet as he could quickly take a turn for the worse and suffer the same fate. We continue to closely monitor his progress. At the same time, we will continue to seek approval for a transfer to a sanctuary where qualified veterinarians and laboratories are available.
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