Oklahoma Metropolis Zoo is thrilled to announce the current start of a uncommon clouded leopard kitten. Following an roughly 90-day gestation interval, the OKC Zoo’s feminine clouded leopard, Rukai, gave start to a male kitten on Tuesday, July 18, on the Zoo’s Cat Forest habitat.
The OKC Zoo is a proud participant within the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA's) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) for clouded leopards. As a result of that is such a big start and the primary start of 2023 for this weak species, the SSP advisable the Zoo’s animal care consultants hand-rear the kitten to make sure he thrives. Instantly following the kitten’s start, the Zoo’s carnivore caretakers stepped in and commenced offering round the clock look after this little cloudie.
Caretakers report the kitten is wholesome and doing every part a new child ought to be doing – consuming, sleeping and rising! Because the kitten continues to develop robust, he can be making his approach to one other AZA-accredited facility to be one other necessary ambassador for his species and hopefully have little cloudies of his personal sooner or later!
📷: Dr. Jennifer D.
Autor Andrew Bleiman