This Cheetah Gave Birth to a Record Number of Cubs & Spoiler — They're All Adorable

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Some literal record-breaking cuteness has happened at the St. Louis Zoo, where a cheetah named Bingwa gave birth to a litter of eight cubs. Yep, eight is the record, according to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the 4-year-old cheetah mom is now in the record books. Since "bingwa" means "champion" in Swahili, it shouldn't have surprised anyone that she broke the record.

To put Bingwa's miracle into perspective, the average cheetah litter is 3-4 cubs, so she didn't just break a record, she lapped the average cheetah mom. And, yeah, each and every one of the cubs is adorable (but you already knew that, right?).

"For the first time in Saint Louis Zoo history, a cheetah has given birth to eight cheetah cubs," the zoo wrote on Facebook. "The cubs, three males and five females, were born at the Saint Louis Zoo River's Edge Cheetah Breeding Center on November 26, 2017. Mother and cubs are doing well and will remain in their private, indoor maternity den behind the scenes at River's Edge for the next several months."


The zoo recently shared an update on the cubs, who are still thriving and enjoying life as adorable furballs.