Florida: Jaguar born at Brevard Zoo in Melbourne

Welcome to this adorable jaguar cub – the first to be born at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Fla. The June 27 birth was also a first for mother Masaya, who moved to the zoo from the Palm Beach Zoo a couple of years ago. Dad is Brevard’s Xinca. The breeding program is part of a bid to save the species. The zoo still doesn’t know the cub’s sex because experts advise against handling the babies during the first weeks of life so they develop a strong bond with their mothers. You’ll be able to see the cub sometime in September. Directions: The zoo is 1/2 mile east of I-95 at exit 191 on Wickham Road, Melbourne, about 45 minutes from Orlando International Airport.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features_lifestyle_animal/ 2007/07/jaguar-cub-born.html

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Please stop big cats from being carted around the world

[Federal Register: August 22, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 164)][Notices] [Page 49698]From the Federal Register ...

CEC opposes NHAI road project in Pench Tiger Reserve

CEC opposes NHAI road project in Pench Tiger Reserve 5 Jul 2009, 1306 hrs ...