Amur leopard cubs enjoying spotlight at the zoo | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two twin Amur leopard cubs that were born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens on May 31 have been enjoying their time in the spotlight since they debuted at the zoo on July 27.
The cubs are on exhibit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with mom Makari keeping a close eye on the boys as they wrestle with each other and "attack" the plants in the exhibit, according to a release from the zoo.
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There will be a contest to name the cubs, which will take place through the zoo's Facebook page.
Another baby born during the zoo's recent baby boom who will soon be getting attention as well is a female lion cub born June 30. The cub, who now weighs 12 pounds, will make her debut in the lion enclosure in the next few months.
However, zoo visitors can get a sneak peek of her activities starting Tuesday on the TV monitor in the zoo's gazebo, the release stated.
The zoo's other recent babies born are also thriving: a six-week old female giraffe has been making her way around the Giraffe Overlook since she was two days old; three Rock pythons, born June 28-30 are now in the African Reptile Pavilion and the Marbled Teal, born July 1, are not yet on display in the River Valley Aviary.