First glimpse of baby Cheetah cubs born near Lowestoft

THIS is the first picture of the four baby cheetah cubs which have arrived at Africa Alive just in time for half term.

The cubs were born on August 4 to parents Etna and Joshi at the Kessingland wildlife park.

Until very recently the animals were held in the park's 'off public show' breeding facility to ensure that Etna, who used to live at Banham Zoo, and her cubs had the privacy they required for a successful rearing. This week the family have been allowed access to an adjacent area allowing visitors to get a glimpse of the cubs, one male and three females.

The cub's mother Etna was born at Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic and Joshi the father was born at Marwell Zoo.