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Twin Fishing Cats Born At The National Zoo: A First Jun 13, 2013

Our fishing cat kitten, born May 17, is growing fast! The kitten and its mother Electra are bonding in an off-exhibit area. Keepers have been monitoring the pair closely. A few days ago, Electra was comfortable with the keepers separating her and her kitten for a few moments while they weighed—750 grams and growing.

A vet exam will take place in the next few weeks, and we hope to learn the kitten's sex! Zoo visitors can see the kitten's father Lek on Asia Trail.