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One-day-old clouded leopard cubs at the Smithsonian's National Zoo Conservation and Research Center

National Zoo Conservation and Research Center animal care staff and veterinarians are keeping a close watch on the new born clouded leopards, feeding them every three hours and monitoring their temperature and body weight.

 

National Zoo scientists have learned that hand rearing clouded leopards greatly decreases the risk of cub mortality and lowers stress levels in this critically endangered species.

 

For more information, click: nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AsiaTrail/CloudedLeopard/cubsb...

 

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Taken on March 26, 2009