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Animal Families: Cheetah Baby and Mother

Photography by Suzi Eszterhas | Text by Della Watson

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A cheetah cub licks its mother in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. Adapted to life on the African plains, adults can go without water for three or four days. Perhaps an inspiration for football players, the black lines on a cheetah's face protect its eyes from the sun. Eszterhas hopes that her photos of endangered animals will create wildlife activists: "That's part of why I really like doing children's publications. It's a way of bringing home the amazing parts of these animals in a cute and fuzzy way that children can really get excited about and trying to spark some more interest from our future generations in terms of protecting these species, because it is going to be up to them."

To learn more, read our full interview with Suzi Eszterhas.

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