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Help Name Point Defiance’s New Leopard Cubs!

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There are boy and girl baby clouded leopards at Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma! And the zoo wants you to help name them! Point Defiance Zoo is one of only three zoos in the country breeding endangered clouded leopards, along with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo & the Nashville Zoo. The birth of the cubs at Point Defiance Zoo brings the total number of cubs born this year in the United States to eight. Go to the zoo’s website at http://www.pdza.org/ and cast your vote for what the boy and girl cub should be named. The voting will end on Wednesday, July 27.

The cubs, which generally weigh about a half-pound at birth, will be hand-raised by zoo staff. In a couple of weeks, the cubs will move into the zoo’s new cub den, where visitors can see them up close and watch staff feed and care for them.

You can see the baby cubs on display at Point Defiance Zoo each day in the new cub den at the Cats of the Canopy exhibit between 8:30am and 6:00pm.  Feeding times are at 9:30am and 2:30pm. Go to the website at http://www.pdza.org for zoo hours, cost and location.

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