Rare Clouded Leopard Cubs Born at National Zoo
Photo: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park
Clouded leopards, named for their spotted coat, are among the rarest of all “big cats,” with fewer than ten thousand mature individuals worldwide. Recently, two clouded leopard cubs were born in the National Zoo’s conservation biology institute in Virginia. Dr. Steve Monfort, director of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute joined Sam Litzinger to talk about why this is an important development.
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director of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute