Ohh and ahh over these rare clouded leopard cubs born three weeks ago at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.
Three endangered clouded leopard cubs will make their public debut at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Friday morning. Visitors will be able to watch them eagerly eating their special formula and view keepers caring for them at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily.
Viewing will be in the Cub Den at the Cats of the Canopy exhibit. The triplets’ feeding times will change as they grow, so zoo visitors are advised to monitor the zoo’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PTDefianceZoo, visit the zoo website at www.pdza.org or check for signs near the zoo’s front gate.
The cubs, born March 30 to mother Sang Dao and father Tien, are just 3 weeks old.
And they soon will have names. Zoo staff have selected slates of four names for the two male cubs and two names for the female. People who want to help choose their names may go to www.pdza.org/cloudedleopardcubs
The proposed names, inspired by Asian herbs and spices, are Cassia and Saffron for the female cubs and Basil, Coriander (“Cori”), Chili and Masala for the male cubs.