New cheetah bromance at London Zoo

Grab your trainers and get running down to ZSL London Zoo, there are two new cheetahs you have to meet– Mak and Alsafa.

cheetahs arrive at the zoo

The two males journeyed to London on May 22nd from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and have been settling in nicely to their new home. One of their keepers, Paul Kybett, has credited the felines’ unshakeable bromance for their smooth transition.

“Although unrelated, they have been together for the last few years and can easily be assumed to be brothers,” says Paul. “They regularly lick each other’s faces whilst purring like a couple of tomcats.”

Mak the cheetah

Lucky visitors might get to see this affectionate twosome having some cuddly cat-naps together, as the pair regularly curl up together on their straw beds.

“Having each other really helped them settle in quickly and after five weeks, they have made their new surrounds very much their home.”

More news from ZSL

Penguin chick at annual weigh-in

With more than 17,000 animals in their care, ZSL London Zoo’s keepers spend hours throughout the year recording the heights and weights of all the...

Mjukuu and Gernot

Winning images from the 2016 ZSL Animal Photography Prize to be revealed to the public this Autumn.

Sir David Attenborough with Komodo dragon

Sir David Attenborough joined staff at ZSL London Zoo to mark the official renaming of a Komodo dragon enclosure in his honour.