Denver Zoo welcomed a 5-week-old female clouded leopard cub Sunday that may be encouraged to breed there later in life.
Meanwhile, the zoo will have to come up with a name for its newest addition.
The cub arrived on a flight from Virginia. Zookeepers hope to socialize her with the zoo’s other clouded leopard cubs, Pi and Rhu.
“With few cubs in zoos, this is a very important step to ensuring a stable long-term population,” said Rebecca McCloskey, an assistant curator at the zoo.
The Denver Zoo welcomed an unnamed clouded leopard cub Sunday.
First published May 18 2014, 1:38 PM
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She comes from Arad, Romania, and attended Columbia University in New York and Washington and Lee University in Virginia.