Aren’t they just adorable?
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New cats in town! Month-old clouded leopard cats are currently being hand reared by our expert animal programs team after their mother was unable to care for them at another facility. Their names are Stassi (female) and Beau (male) after the cast of the TV show Vanderpump Rules! Did you know there’s also a vervet monkey at the Zoo named Jax Taylor after the same cast? Although these cats cannot be seen during your Zoo visit, you might see Stassi and Beau when they are out and about with our animal programs team raising awareness about their threatened species!
Have you ever seen a clouded leopard before? I haven’t but the pics of the 1-month-old leopards might just make them my new favorite big cat.
The Columbus Zoo reported that the mother of the cubs wasn’t able to take care of them after birth. They have been handled by zoo experts.
The cubs, Stassi and Beau, won’t be out for zoo visits. They will be used as ambassadors to raise awareness of their endangered species.