Photograph by Meghan Murphy/National Zoo
Earlier this month, two clouded leopard cubs were born at the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia. This is the first successful clouded leopard birth at the center in 16 years!
Watch a video of the baby leopards when they were one day old.
Clouded leopards are medium-sized cats that live in Southeast Asia. They are excellent climbers. Not very much is known about how they behave in the wild. Clouded leopards are not endangered, but they may become endangered in the future as they lose habitat to deforestation.
Read more about the cubs on National Geographic News.
Watch a video about clouded leopards on National Geographic Kids.
Get clouded leopard facts on National Geographic.