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Bundles of Joy

by Patchen on August 3, 2011

“Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Front Royal Facility’s Clouded Leopard Jao Chu gave birth to one female cub May 13. As of July 25, the cub weighed approximately 3.6 pounds and has started on a diet that includes meat. The cub is the third born this year at the facility and has access to the older cubs, born March 28. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) has been a leader in developing new techniques for successful breeding, including hand-rearing cubs from birth and matching them with mates when young. Clouded Leopards in the wild live throughout southeast Asia, in countries such as southern China, Taiwan and the Malaysian peninsula, and are listed as a vulnerable species by the IUCN.”

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Learning How to Pose for the Camera

by Patchen on June 21, 2011

Ok little cub, just move back a little bit. A little more…hmm…okay, you’re too interested in the camera. No problemo! We’ll just take a cute close-up!

This slice of cute is brought to us from: BBC

The Most Patient Mother in the World

by Patchen on June 16, 2011

Playing hide and seek…you’re doing it wrong

This slice of cute is brought to us from: Suzi Eszterhas

Just a Little Ball of Fluff

by Patchen on June 15, 2011

From YouTube user diagonaluk: Meet Flocke the baby polar bear, who is being taught to crawl by the zookeepers at Nuremberg Zoo.

Don’t miss Flocke getting tickled at the 0:35 mark. Just the cutest thing ever!

This slice of cute is brought to us from: YouTube

Not Ready to Wake Up Just Yet

by Patchen on June 6, 2011

Mondays are hard for everyone. This tiger cub is closing his eyes and wishing it were still the weekend. Don’t worry little buddy, the weekend will come around again in no time!

This slice of cute is brought to us from: ZooBorns

Paradise

by Patchen on June 1, 2011

This little cutie lives in paradise. Looks like the perfect place for our next vacation!

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Crib Full of Panda Cubs

by Patchen on May 30, 2011

Doesn’t get much cuter than this! So many little pandas in one crib :)

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Kiddie Pool for a Kiddie Tiger

by Patchen on May 26, 2011

Look at this precious little girl trying to look all tough and fierce in a kiddie pool! Someone should tell her that she’s just way too cute to look scary :)

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Polar Bear vs. Mirror

by Patchen on May 23, 2011

We’ve seen what happens when kitties and puppies encounter themselves in mirrors. Check out what happens when a polar bear cub does – he tries to give his new “friend” kisses!

This slice of cute is brought to us from: YouTube

Sleepy Bear Cub

by Patchen on May 20, 2011

Awww…this little guy can’t seem to stay awake. We love when he starts falling asleep on his nose!

This slice of cute is brought to us from: YouTube