Impossibly Cute Cubs Turn 2 Months Old

Janice Sveda, Smithsonian's National Zoo
A clouded leopard cub plays at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

A brother and sister set of adorable clouded leopard cubs are healthy and strong, and just got their first round of vaccinations at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Virginia.

The pair was born there on Feb. 6, and spent their first weeks being bottle-fed every couple of hours by their keepers.

With the male cub now up to 3.5 pounds and the female weighing in at 2.5 pounds, the two are now indulging in chicken meat along with their feline diet.

In just over a month, the duo will be ready to move to other zoos as recommended by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan. Clouded leopards are listed as vulnerable to extinction in the wild.

Janice Sveda, Smithsonian's National Zoo
A clouded leopard cub drinks from a bottle at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.
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