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Cloudy With A 100% Probability of You Saying "Aw!"


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Oklahoma Metropolis Zoo is thrilled to announce the current delivery of a uncommon clouded leopard kitten. Following an roughly 90-day gestation interval, the OKC Zoo’s feminine clouded leopard, Rukai, gave delivery to a male kitten on Tuesday, July 18, on the Zoo’s Cat Forest habitat.

The OKC Zoo is a proud participant within the Affiliation of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA's) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) for clouded leopards. As a result of that is such a major delivery and the primary delivery of 2023 for this weak species, the SSP beneficial the Zoo’s animal care consultants hand-rear the kitten to make sure he thrives. Instantly following the kitten’s delivery, the Zoo’s carnivore caretakers stepped in and commenced offering round the clock look after this little cloudie.

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Caretakers report the kitten is wholesome and doing every little thing a new child ought to be doing – consuming, sleeping and rising! Because the kitten continues to develop robust, he will likely be making his option to one other AZA-accredited facility to be one other vital ambassador for his species and hopefully have little cloudies of his personal sooner or later!

📷: Dr. Jennifer D.

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