February 8, 2015

SQUEEEE Sunday

Our local Brevard Zoo just announced the birth of two jaguar cubs.  Get ready to SQUEEEEE

From Florida Today

Two fuzzy jaguar cubs were born last week at Brevard Zoo, and the pint-sized felines were deemed healthy during their first veterinary exams today.
The unnamed cubs were born to their 11-year-old mother, Masaya, and 13-year-old father, Mulac. The cubs' sexes remain a mystery.
"Masaya has been a great mom. It's awesome that she had two, so we're looking forward to them getting a little more rambunctious as they grow," said Andrea Hill, marketing director.
The jaguar births come on the heels of the loss of one of Brevard Zoo's great cats. Zookeepers euthanized Zinga, a 10-year-old female South African cheetah, last month after she underwent unsuccessful surgery for a colon problem.
This is Masaya's fourth litter of cubs. Her first cub, Nindiri, resides at the San Diego Zoo. Subsequent cubs Phil and Jean live at the Chattanooga Zoo, and Saban lives at the Jacksonville Zoo.
Zoo officials installed a video camera in Masaya's den box, and Hill said they captured footage of her giving birth.
"She's very comfortable with our keepers. Mulac will stay out on exhibit — they're separated now. It'll be a while for mom and cubs to come out on exhibit," Hill said.
Mulac had never sired cubs, so his genes are now represented in the captive jaguar population. As of 2010, there were 55 jaguars — 23 males and 32 females — living at 26 zoological institutions, stated Olivia Wiggins, marketing communications coordinator.
Hill said Brevard Zoo may share live feeds from Masaya's "jaguar cam" with the public.





23 comments:

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

They look so cute an innercent - fer now...

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

OMC, they are impossibly adorable!

Lone Star Cats said...

OMC, so cute!

The Swiss Cats said...

Squeeee ! They are so cute ! Purrs

Julie said...

Oh they are soooo cute!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Ann Adamus said...

Oh ... could anything be cuter?

Laila and Minchie said...

Squee! Cutest babies ever!

Madi and Mom said...

CLAPPING WILDLY FOR SUCH A SUCCESSFUL
ADDITION TO THE ZOO FAMILY. THEY ARE ADORABLE!!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING THEIR NAMES AND SEXES
HUGS MADI RAZ'S GAL

meowmeowmans said...

They are SO cute! :)

Austin Towers said...

WOW! The Staff says they are adorable, but I say they are ferocious!!

Flynn said...

They are adorable!

onespoiledcat said...

Awwwww..........they are absolutely totally precious!

Squeeeee is right!

Hugs, Sammy

Caren Gittleman said...

you are right! I'm sqeeeing all over the place! xoxo

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Such cuties :)

Clooney said...

Oh wow! How special this is, how precious.

Mariodacat said...

What an amazing story. Those cubs are so precious. Thank you so much for sharing their story with us.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

They sure do look pretty adorable as pups. Bet it will be fun to watch them grow and mature. Thanks for sharing.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Brian said...

They are just the cutest little things!

The Island Cats said...

Aw...they're so cute!

Marty the Manx said...

Awwwwww aren't they sweeties!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

SQUIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :)

XOXO

Kitties Blue said...

OMC, they are the cutest little things. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. Mau sends Allie much love and heaps of kisses. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

dezizworld said...

Oh how adowable.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi