Photo: Janice Sveda, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
From the National Zoo:
“SCBI Front Royal welcomed a clouded leopard cub April 10! Clouded leopards are rare in the wild and difficult to breed in zoos.
Adult males can become very aggressive towards adult females during breeding, but the late SCBI scientist JoGayle Howard found a way to keep the peace. She discovered that if males and females were paired together at a very young age they have a much better chance of breeding successfully.”