From your last update on Orion, we’d like to tell you a bit more about him and what he has been doing over the past six-month period.
As you know, Orion was caught with his brother, Saturn, and their sister, Luna, in late 2004. They are known as the “Star cubs”.
Orion and Saturn share an enclosure with Athos, Porthos and D'Artagnan. This four acre enclosure is next to where their sister and her female companions live. Orion and Saturn have bonded with these other orphan male cheetahs. However, our staff has quite a job at feeding times, as each of the male cheetahs have to run a gauntlet to get their food as it is given to them separately to prevent confrontation with the other males at mealtimes. They refuse to be intimidated by each other. Orion is a very handsome cat, who will be very large when fully grown.