Clouded Leopard Cubs Both Male
Posted: 1:00 PM Apr 11, 2009
Last Updated: 5:45 PM Apr 10, 2009
Both clouded leopard cubs born last month at a National Zoo facility in northern Virginia are male.
Zoo officials said Thursday that the sex of the cubs born March 24 at the Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia could not be determined until their first veterinary examination.
The cubs, who have not been named, have opened their eyes and both weigh about 19.5 ounces.
The cubs’ parents, Hannibal and Jao Chu, were imported from Thailand last year. The births are the first in the official North American clouded leopard zoo population in six years.
The zoo, part of the Smithsonian Institution, has 14 clouded leopards, including two at the zoo in Washington.
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