Leopard cubs born! You heard it right, two young ones got together and had an unplanned pregnancy at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma.
Not just one, but this juvenile clouded leopard couple, Chai Li and Nan Fuh, had a pair of cubs.
According to the Tacoma News Tribune, two-year old, Chai Li, isn’t old enough to take care of the little ones so zoo staff are taking over the job to raise the half pound little bundles of speckled fur.
Could you imagine getting paid to raise cubs? Fun, fun, fun!
I wonder if it will be like the two guys who raised the lion and developed such a strong bond that the lion recognized them after a long time apart and ran up and hugged and kissed them?
VIDEO of lion reunion: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-new
~*~Clouded leopards are rare in zoos and in the wild
~*~Ms. Li and Mr. Fuh were born in Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Thailand
~*~Only three zoos in the U.S. breed clouded leopards
~*~Eight clouded leopards have been born in the U.S. in 2011
Ready for the exciting part?
As soon as zoo officials have gendered the cubs, the public will get a chance to help name them!!!
What names would you choose?
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