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Leopard Cub Zoomies! – ZooBorns


Saint Louis Zoo’s feisty, 10-week-old Amur leopard cub twins Irina and Anya acquired the zoomies! (They’re 9 weeks outdated by the tip of this video. They had been born April 21, 2022.)

Play is critical enterprise for younger cats. These rambunctious video games of chase, tag, and hide-and-seek assist them apply the abilities they may want as adults, similar to stalking, pouncing, and socializing.

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Momma Dot is affected person whereas instructing her infants be leopards. She lets them climb on her to play “king of the hill,” teases them together with her tail, and can gently chew and swipe as a sparring companion. When she wants a break, she’s going to give them “day out” by briefly holding them down together with her large paw. In between the play classes are bouts of nursing and sleeping. All that play wears them out – however it’s each enjoyable and necessary for his or her improvement! The cubs have tasted meat however nonetheless nurse constantly from Dot. They’ve begun grooming themselves, similar to Dot has proven them.

Comply with the leopards at http://www.stlzoo.org/leopard

Images by Victor Alm/Saint Louis Zoo

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