スミソニアン博物館: OH HELLO. For the first time, the @smithsonianzoo is home to rare clouded leopard cubs, a male named Paitoon and a female named Jilian. They were born this spring at the Nashville Zoo.
You can see them for short periods of time at the clouded leopard exhibit from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. As they become more independent, they will spend longer periods of time on exhibit until they no longer need keeper supervision.
The Zoo has been home to adult clouded leopards since 2006, and along with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, has been studying clouded leopard behavior, biology and ecology for decades. In 1981, SCBI welcomed the first cub born at the research facility, and SCBI reproductive biologist JoGayle Howard was the first scientist to perform a successful artificial insemination in the species in 1992.
Clouded leopards are listed as vulnerable in the wild. Through conservation efforts, their population in human care around the world is gradually becoming more stable. #WeSaveSpecies