For those who didn't manage to catch Big Cat Week last night for whatever reason, little Toto survived the scary baboon attack by laying low - yaaaayy!
The dangers aren't over though, ohhh no! Toto and his mum were faced with a very big lion in close proximity who would almost certainly have eaten the cub. Thankfully though, lions are very short-sighted!
Since only 25% of cheetah cubs survive their first year, it's going to be a tough one for Toto. He seems savvy enough though, and we shall keep our fingers crossed for the little mite! He is such a little chap, but he sometimes acts as though he's a big kitty!
Some interesting big cat facts for you - did you know that:
- Lions, when the female is on heat, mate on average 150 times a day
- It takes approximately 3000 matings for one lion conception to occur (for humans it's 120 times) This means that in order to conceive one lion cub, lions must be mating for 20 days solid! The horny beasts!
- Lionesses roar during nookie but male lions squeak!