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See the cute cubs at Point Defiance

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on June 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm with 1 Comment »
June 24, 2011 4:56 pm

The 11-day-old clouded leopard female. Janet Jensen, News Tribune
If you’re headed to Point Defiance Park this weekend for the Taste of Tacoma, you might make a longer day of it and head up to the zoo. On Saturday, those adorable clouded leopard cubs will be on public view for the first time since their June 14 birth.

The cubs will be visible several times a day in a specially designed cub den in the zoo’s new Cats of the Canopy exhibit, which will fully open later this summer. The time to come is during their daily feedings at 9 a.m., noon, 3 and 5:45 p.m.

“We built the cub den so our visitors could bond with these cubs when they were tiny,” said zoo curator Karen Goodrowe Beck in a news release.

The zoo is asking for the public’s help in naming the male and female twins. Take the poll here.

Find out more about the cubs at the zoo’s website.

Leave a comment Comments → 1
  1. Well, if one of these ferocious monsters starts looking at your throat
    be afraid, be very afraid. Just kidding, :o). I’d probably fall in love with
    the kittens at first sight. I’m just a cat kind of guy.

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