Photo by National Zoo
Great news from our friends at Smithonsian's National Zoo! Two clouded leopard cubs were born Tuesday at the Zoo's Conservation and Research Center. This is especially exciting as the cubs were born to parents Hannibal and Jao Chu, imported from the Thailand breeding program, therefore being entirely different bloodlines from the rest of the North American population. The cubs will be hand raised by CRC staff who are thrilled to have clouded leopard cubs at their facility again after 16 years. The cubs' genders have not yet been determined.