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Clouded leopard cubs join Nashville Zoo family

The Nashville Zoo in Tennessee recently welcomed three adorable clouded leopard cubs to its family.

April 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Nashville Zoo in Tennessee recently welcomed three adorable clouded leopard cubs to its family.

Two leopards gave birth on the same day, March 26. All three cubs are doing well and are being hand-raised by the zoo's animal care staff.

Clouded leopards are endangered because of deforestation, poaching and the illegal pet trade. "Cloud" refers to their soft-edge spots, which are part of their natural camouflage.

In all, 18 clouded leopards have been born at the Nashville Zoo's breeding facility since 2009.


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