We watched this mother cheetah and her four cubs play in the Serengeti plains of Tanzania. It was hot, and she repeatedly took refuge in what little shade she could find. She attempted to chase down two Thomson's gazelles without success. Statistically, she will be lucky if half of her litter survive their first year. Cheetah cubs are often the victims of lions, hyenas and starvation. So while we were surrounded by great numbers of baby zebras, gazelles, impalas and wildebeests, we rooted for this struggling mother to take one down. It is a brutal existence in the Serengeti.The video viewing will be better if you click to watch it on YouTube in full screen.