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Adorable cheetah cub shows affection towards S’pore zookeeper who hand-raised it

So precious.

Zhangxin Zheng | July 16, 10:33 am

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Dedicated zookeepers will invariably earn trust from the animals.

The bond that they forged with the animals is incredible so much so that a mother orangutan was spotted handing over its own offspring to a zookeeper from the Singapore zoo.

Mother orangutan hands over baby to S’pore zookeeper in display of trust

That is not the only case apparently.

Abandoned cheetah cub

This is a story about a female cheetah cub named Deka who is now two and a half years old.

Here’s a photo of Deka when it was younger:

Image from WRS Instagram.

Deka was sadly abandoned at birth by an inexperienced first-time mother.

As a result, it was weak and malnourished.

Image from WRS.

However, the “tear” lines on her face are not from crying, but a physical trait to reflect the sun’s glare when hunting in the wild.

 

Handraised by zookeepers

With that, Deka was handraised by the zookeepers and has since grown up well in Singapore Zoo.

A recent Facebook post by Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) on July 14 shows how well Deka has grown under the care of vets and zookeepers.

Needless to say, Deka has forged a close bond with them.

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Awww.

You can watch the full video here:

Top photo collage from WRS Facebook video

About Zhangxin Zheng

Zhangxin’s favourite pastime is singing Mulan’s soundtrack in the mangrove forests. She hopes to perfect the art of napping in a hammock in the mangroves without being drowned by rising sea levels.

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