Jardin des Plantes

Bonjour Little Leopards!

Just this week, the French zoo Jardin des Plantes debuted two playful female Clouded Leopard cubs named Pati and Jaya. Born back in May, the zoo held off on announcing the births until they were certain mother and cubs were all in good health. Population estimates for the Clouded Leopard are challenging because the shy cats are so good at avoiding detection, but it is known that they are threatened by habitat loss and poaching in their native home of Southeast Asia.

Clouded leopard cubs jardin des plantes 1 rs

Clouded leopard cubs jardin des plantes 2 rs

Clouded leopard cubs jardin des plantes 3 rsPhoto credits: F-G Grandin / MNHN