Our first walk on the wild side! Week-old cheetah cubs are spotted taking their initial steps into the world at Serengeti National Park
- The cubs start off as little balls of fluff but will grow to be fastest animals on land
- Cheetahs can run of speeds of up to 70 miles an hour
- Paul Mahagi captured photos of small felines in park in Tanzania
Week-old cheetah cubs have been spotted taking their first steps out into the world at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
The adorable cubs, which will eventually grow to become the fastest animals on land, could be seen peering curiously across to the camera lens.
Speed was not yet on their agenda, as the fluffy creatures sauntered out slowly across a rock armed with a seemingly fearless attitude.
Wildlife photographer, Paul Mahagi, 39, said it was worth every hour he spent in the national park to see the cheetahs take their first strides out into the wild.
These adorable fluffy cubs were only born a week ago. Despite their small size the tiny felines did not appear at all fearful as they took their first steps out into the world
This week old cheetah opens its mouth wide as it saunters across the rock on its first excursion into the open world since being born
Mahagi said he had across six days, spent hours in the sweltering heat hiding in a bush, waiting for his moment.
‘I’m very happy with how these turned out. I never knew I would get such a great expression. It looks like he is saying hello to the world.
‘The cheetahs are very cute.’
The cubs will grow to become the fastest animals on land, reaching top speeds of 70 miles an hour – more than 30 miles an hour faster than a giraffe.
But they only start out as little fluffy cubs that weigh around five to ten ounces, the equivalent of a tin of soda.
Paul Mahagi said he spent six days waiting for his moment to catch a snap of the newly born cheetahs
The baby cheetah starts out as a fluffy cub weighing little more than five to ten ounces but will eventually grow to become the fastest animal on land reaching top speeds of 70 miles an hour