“We continue to see successful reproduction, which indicates that the quality of the natural habitat is high for such a relatively urbanized area,” our biologist Jeff Sikich says of our mountain lion study, which recently added these two little ones, named P-46 and P-47. “But these kittens have many challenges ahead of them, from evading other mountain lions, to crossing freeways, to dealing with exposure to rat poison.”
Today, August 10, is World Lion Day, a day to celebrate the importance of the lion worldwide and create much needed conservation awareness. We celebrate by posting this beautiful video from Discovery’s Life Story.
Four adorable leopard cubs were born on May 12, 2015 at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington. Their weights vary, but all fall between 10 and 12 ounces — or roughly as much as a box of corn flakes.