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Clouded leopard cubs born at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

two tiny clouded leopard cubs in the gloved hands of a Zoo keeper

Sita (SEE-ta), a 2-year-old female clouded leopard at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va., gave birth to these two cubs on Monday, March 28. The first cub was born at 1:15 p.m. and the second at 1:25 p.m. The male cub weighed 9.48 ounces and the female cub weighed 7.76 ounces. This is the first litter for Sita, and the father, 2-year-old Ta Moon (TAH-moon). The cubs are being hand-reared by SCBI staff.


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