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Twin Fishing Cats Born At The National Zoo: A First Aug 16, 2013

Our fishing cat kitten, Wasabi, and his mom, Electra, are now on exhibit daily at Asia Trail's fishing cat exhibit. Lek (Wasabi's dad), is on exhibit in the second yard. Wasabi was born May 17, but had to wait to go into the outdoor exhibit until all of his vaccinations were up to date. Now he's having a great time exploring his exhibit, and Electra is clearly enjoying having a little one to play with in the yard.

Electa and Wasabi are out every day by 10 a.m The time keepers bring them in varies and is weather dependent, but they're usually out until late afternoon.

fishing cat mom and kittenfishing cat looks straight ahead