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National Zoo Announces Rare Clouded Leopard Birth

Yesterday, the National Zoo discovered two brand new clouded leopard babies at the zoo's Conservation and Research Center.




Clouded leopard cub on scale

Clouded leopard twins

photos by Tracy A Woodward-The Washington Post

The cubs are the first of their kind to be born at the zoo in 16 years, and hand-raising is crucial to ensure their survival. Parents Hannibal and Jao Chu were imported from Thailand last year and are suspected to have mated several months ago.