Clouded Leopard Cubs Lead Precious Existence

Two teensy clouded leopard cubs enjoy a lifestyle of wee feedings and fuzzy blankets.

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Two teensy clouded leopard cubs enjoy a lifestyle of wee feedings and fuzzy blankets at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va.
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The cubs, a boy and a girl, were born March 28 to two-year-old mom Sita. This is the first litter for Sita, who came from the Nashville Zoo, and dad Ta Moon, also two years old.
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The cubs are being hand-reared by Institute staff. And yes, that is a Gerber-brand bottle.
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The cubs' father, Ta Moon, was part of a landmark litter born in March 2009. Those were the first clouded leopard cubs were born at the Institute in 16 years.
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The breeding of clouded leopards has been a challenge, primarily due to male aggression, the Smithsonian says.
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