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Eco-photos of the week: Sept. 5-11

By: Catie Leary on Sept. 10, 2010, 10:56 a.m.
An orphaned cheetah cub peers out of a basket and into the camera at a veterinary hospital

Photo: Jens Buettner

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Cheetah cub orphans

An orphaned cheetah cub, one of four born seven weeks ago, peers out of a basket and into the camera at a veterinary hospital in Rostock, Germany, on Sept. 6.

The cubs are being raised by keepers because their mother died from kidney disease shortly after giving birth.