Photos: Insanely Cute Jaguar Cubs Born At San Diego Zoo
Last month, the San Diego Zoo welcomed its first jaguar cubs since 1989! Two cubs were born on April 27 and the zoo says, "The two unnamed siblings will remain in the den for a couple of months until they are able to walk outdoors on their own. Keepers have yet to determine the sex of the cubs."
These cubs are just over four pounds each but female jaguars can grow to 70 pounds while males can grow to 120 pounds. The zoo says, "The South American native word for Jaguar, yaguara, means 'animal that kills in a single bound'"—fierce! Jaguars, which are the largest cat in the Western Hemisphere and third-biggest cat overall, are endangered due to poaching for its fur, loss of habitat, and human-animal conflict.