Clouded Leopard Cub Hand Reared at U.K. Zoo

Nimbus, a clouded leopard cub, is being hand-raised by a curator at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in the U.K.
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Nimbus, a clouded leopard cub, is being hand-raised by a curator at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in the U.K.

Keepers found Nimbus, a newborn clouded leopard cub, cold and alone on the floor of her exhibit at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in the U.K. after her mom abandoned her. They decided to hand-rear the cub, and she was taken home by curator Jamie Craig, so he could provide around-the-clock supervision. With the help of Craig and his family, Nimbus, who’s named for a cloud type, has become healthy, confident and boisterous. “She will eventually move into her new home, an enclosure adjoining the park’s clouded leopard adults, where she will remain until she is big enough to be safely reintroduced to one of her elder siblings,” Craig said. — See more photos at Zooborns

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