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Clouded Leopard Cub Media Preview

  • A clouded leopard cub looking into the camera.
    A clouded leopard cub looking at the camera.

WHAT:          Two rare clouded leopard cubs will make their media debut on Asia Trail. They are the first cubs to ever live at the Zoo. The public will be able to see the cubs beginning Sept. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Gradually, as they acclimate to                             their habitat, the cubs will increase their time on public view.

WHEN:          Sept. 10
                       10:30 a.m.

WHERE:       Clouded Leopard exhibit on Asia Trail
                      Smithsonian’s National Zoo
                      3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
                     (Note: Park in the Bus Parking Lot.)

WHO:             Michael Brown-Palsgrove, curator of Asia Trail
                        Jenny Spotten, animal keeper
                        Jilian Fazio, clouded leopard Species Survival Plan coordinator