Is 13 an unlucky number when it pertains to cheetah cubs

Cheetah cubs at Chitabe

For many 13 may be considered an unlucky number, but when it comes to seeing 13 cheetah in a single day at Chitabe camp I consider it not only a good thing, but also a privilege. It ceratinly stands as a record for me that will remain unbroken for many years to come. The rains have come filling the shallow floodplains with water and leaving the entire area blanketed with fields of wavering tall grasses. The 5 cubs on the right found it easier to walk on the track and immediately on seeing me they turned and ran staright towards my vehicle.Something I didn't expect. The very same afternoon, 2 Bateleur eagles perched in a tree drew our attention. As we were sitting and watching another Bateleur landed which prompted us to visually scan around with a little more intent. A flash of white and a liitle movement alerted us to the fact that a female cheetah had killed an impala and had dragged it deep into the cover of bush. Patiently sitting and watching finally drew the 6 young cubs out, allowing me to shoot just a few frames with all 6 cubs in it. The image on the left has the 6th cub parially hidden below on the right side of the frame

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