Rare Clouded Leopard Kittens Get a Checkup at Zoo Miami

Clouded Leopard Cubs 10 weeks

Zoo Miami's two 10-week-old clouded leopard cubs got their vaccinations and a physical exam Monday.

The two highly endangered female kittens were born on March 9th to mother “Serai” and father “Rajasi.”

Zoo Miami's Ron Magill said the kittens were a bit of a handful during their examination as they were not too pleased to receive their vaccines, but everything turned out very well.

The cubs are still being kept secluded in a den with their mother while their exhibit goes through some modifications.

Clouded Leopards are a very secretive cat found in forests within Southern China, Taiwan, and Malaysia.

Adults usually weigh between 30 to 50 pounds and they have a very long tail with relatively short legs and large paws.

They are highly endangered over most of their range due to hunting for their attractive pelts which have ceremonial value in a variety of cultures.

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