Jul. 17, 2013
Asia Trail curators and zoo staff have determined the sex of eight-week-old fishing cat kitten Wasabi—and it's a boy! Zoo veterinarians gave Wasabi a clean bill of health after performing a complete physical exam July 10 which included: listening to the kitten's heart and lungs; checking his mouth, eyes, legs, feet and genital area; and feeling his belly. Wasabi also received the first in a series of routine vaccinations that protect against feline distemper and some upper respiratory viruses. Wasabi will make his public debut with mother Electra later this summer. Until then Zoo visitors can see the kitten's father, Lek, on Asia Trail.