Clouded Leopard Cub is Ready for His Close Up at San Diego Zoo

Posted at 12:34 am December 7, 2012 by PR
DECEMBER 6, 2012
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Clouded Leopard Cub is Ready for His Close Up at San Diego Zoo
     SAN DIEGO – Haui-san, a 14-week-old clouded leopard, and his brother (in background) made their public debut at the San Diego Zoo. According to zookeepers, 11.5-pound Haui-san is inquisitive, feisty and playful, enticing his larger brother to wrestle and play a game of chase. The two male cubs arrived earlier this week from the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, where a very successful breeding program has helped to increase the population of this critically endangered species. The cubs will spend 30 days in quarantine at the San Diego Zoo, where they are visible to the public daily and have already become guest favorites. Named for its cloud-like spots, the male clouded leopard can weigh up to 50 pounds. This cat is found mostly in the Southeast Asian rain forest and is an excellent swimmer and climber.

Photo taken on Dec. 6, 2012, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo.


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