Endangered Leopard Cubs Born At Mount Vernon Sanctuary

Endangered Leopard Cubs Born At Mount Vernon Sanctuary

 

The Dew Animal Kingdom and Sanctuary in Mount Vernon is showing off two newcomers. Two black indian leopard cubs were born a week ago to proud parents Gabriella and Bijou.

   

Indian leopard cubs are highly endangered, In fact, they’re expected to be extinct in the wild in the next five to seven years.

The male and female cubs havn’t been named yet. While the male will eventually be donated to other breeders, the female cub will stay at the sanctuary in Mount Vernon.

"It’s exciting, um, there’s quite a few people that are breeding black leopards, but not in our area, not in Maine," said Julie Miner from the Dew Animal Kingdon. "It’s very exciting for us," said Miner.

When they’re a little older, the cubs will get a brand new cage at the sanctuary. Right now, they are being bottle-fed by the staff every three hours.

 

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