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Update on Clouded Leopards Born at Zoo’s Virginia Campus in March

April 22, 2011

At a little more than 3 weeks old, both cubs are growing fast and doing great! The female cub weighs 24 ounces and her brother weighs 29 ounces. Both cubs, born March 28 at the Zoo’s Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, have had their eyes completely open for more than a week.

They are starting to show their own personalities during feedings. The male is more laid back and definitely the better eater. The little girl can be fussy at times and often picks at her brother once they are both put back to bed. We almost always find her curled up on top of him when we enter their room for feedings.