Baby cheetahs come out to play

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo
Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo
Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo’s female Cheetah, Nakula, and her litter of five cubs who were born in October last year. Photo: David Mattner for Monarto Zoo

Monarto Zoo in South Australia has shown off its litter of five cheetah cubs.

The zoo's female cheetah Nakula and her cubs put on an affectionate show our camera, demonstrating the strong bond between mother and her babies.

The cubs were the first litter in seven years. They were born on October 8, 2012.