San Diego Zoo debuts 2 newest cheetah cubs

Two female cheetah cubs are seen at the San Diego Zoo in this September 2014 photo. (San Diego Zoo Safari Park)

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is showing off its newest cheetah cubs.

The female cubs were born Sept. 1 and are receiving around-the-clock care and bottle feedings. The cubs' mother has been unsuccessful at raising litters in the past, so the staff decided to raise the cubs.

PHOTOS: Cheetah cub sisters play at San Diego Zoo

The nearly 3-week-old cheetah cubs weigh about 3 pounds each. Zoo officials say the cubs are developing rapidly. The staff also says the two have playful personalities, and were already swatting at each other when they were just a few days old.

The cubs will be available for the public to see for a few hours each day starting at 9 a.m.

VIDEO: Watch the adorable cheetah cubs play

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