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Leopard Cubs

 

Amazingly adorable and ‘aw’ inspiring!

Who can resist the cuteness factor of cubs … especially these rare snow and clouded leopard cubs? Yes, they’re cute and cuddly now, but wait a few months and their speed, power and size will make them a force to be reckoned with.

We dare you to watch these videos and not say ‘aw!’

 

Did You Know?

Baby, Baby!

Leopard cubs are born after a gestation period of 90 to 105 days.
Whoa … that’s just three months!

Ready for Winter

Snow leopards have numerous adaptations for living in their cold, mountainous habitats. Large paws act like snowshoes, fur in between the pads of their feet insulates against the snow and their tails act as a furry scarf!

Welcome to the World

Cubs are helpless at birth. They are born with their eyes closed and it takes about a week for them to open. At two months old, the cubs begin eating solid food and at three months they’ll start to follow mom and venture out of their den.

Small but Mighty

At birth, clouded leopard cubs weigh six ounces … about the size of an average softball!

A Leg Up on the Competition

The ankles of a clouded leopard can rotate backward. So, they have many options when climbing down a tree … headfirst or upside down. They can even hang from their back feet while using their front feet to grab their prey. What talent!

My, What Big Teeth You Have!

The canine teeth of the clouded leopard are the longest (2 inches!), relative to body size, of any feline. They can also open their jaws wider than any other cat.