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2013-11-09: B’alam and his brother Zean were both helping the zoo keepers keep their pens clean by licking and pawing at the window for a short time this afternoon. Seriously, squeaky clean too. 🙂 The jaguar cubs turn 1 year old on Wednesday, Nov 13th – the zoo will be having a birthday celebration at 10:30am for them for those who can make it. Short clip of the video can be found here on flickr!
It’s also important to note that since the cubs father, Pat the Cat, has an interesting story.
Pat had been killing domestic animals in Belize and was about to be put down. But the Milwaukee County Zoo worked with the appropriate groups and were able to rescue him from that unfortunate fate. He now serves as an ambassador since he introduced an entirely new line of genes into the captive jaguar population which will help continue to preserve these wonderful animals for time to come.
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