I missed this news, but have seen several national reports on it this week so I thought I'd share it now.
Our very own Milwaukee County Zoo has its first jaguar cubs since 1975. The cubs were born Nov. 13 and introduced, via webcam, on Dec. 13. These cute little cubs are living in the Zoo's Florence Mila Borchert Family Big Cat Country.
The cubs currently (as of Dec. 16, 2012 according to the Zoo) weigh about 5.4 and 5.9 pounds; both are steadily gaining weight.
According to the Zoo's site, "the birth is significant in that the cubs' father, Pat, is a rescued, wild-born animal and considered a founder to the population. Pat not only brings new genes to the captive jaguar population, but serves as an ambassador to the wild population and to the conservation of the species."
You can see the cubs on the video screen during normal Zoo hours, and also here on the Zoo's website.
It will be several weeks until the cubs are on public display.
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