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Berlin's Tierpark Zoo welcomes cheetah brothers Gambela and Manova01:28

Berlin's Tierpark Zoo welcomes cheetah brothers Gambela and Manova

Germany, Berlin
July 23, 2020 at 15:18 GMT -00:00 · Published

Newly arrived 5-year-old cheetah brothers Gambela and Manova appeared to enjoy their surroundings in their new home at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin on Thursday, after being moved from their previous home at Ireland's Fota Wildlife Park on July 16.

After a few days behind the scenes to settle in, the powerful predators started their foray looking out over their new environment, sniffing around as they started to get familiar with the new territory.

The spotted big cats are expected to make their first encounter through a contact grid with the zoo's other cheetah, 9-year-old Rufaa.

Since male cheetahs often form loose associations, Zoo Director Dr. Andreas Knieriem and his team are confident that the meeting of Rufaa and his two new cohabitees will go smoothly.

Berlin's Tierpark Zoo welcomes cheetah brothers Gambela and Manova01:28
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Newly arrived 5-year-old cheetah brothers Gambela and Manova appeared to enjoy their surroundings in their new home at Tierpark Zoo in Berlin on Thursday, after being moved from their previous home at Ireland's Fota Wildlife Park on July 16.

After a few days behind the scenes to settle in, the powerful predators started their foray looking out over their new environment, sniffing around as they started to get familiar with the new territory.

The spotted big cats are expected to make their first encounter through a contact grid with the zoo's other cheetah, 9-year-old Rufaa.

Since male cheetahs often form loose associations, Zoo Director Dr. Andreas Knieriem and his team are confident that the meeting of Rufaa and his two new cohabitees will go smoothly.

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