FIVE cute cheetah cubs are fighting to stay alive after being born prematurely.
This has led to their immune systems being painfully low, leaving them exposed to infections.
He said: “Mom is recovering, and we're working hard to put some weight on the premature cubs.
“Important benchmarks for survival of these cubs are the first week and month of life.”
Willow, the cubs’ mother, is still recovering from the traumatic surgery.
Dr Campbell said this is only the third c-section he has delivered during his 25-year career at the zoo.
He said: “The cubs were born under difficult circumstances.