“The world is full of magic
Winter turns to spring
Small things become big
One thing always changes into another”
(from Koda brother bear)
Remember last year’s posts on the Amur leopards in the zoo in Tallin, Estonia?
There’s news again!
Darla, the female Amur leopard gave birth to two more cubs in the first hours of Thursday April 14th .
Unfortunately the first cub was born in the wrong position and it suffocated before the mother leopard could give him birth. This happened at about 2 am.
The second cub was born at about 4 am and was strong and immediately lively.
Darla washed both cubs with her big tongue, and tried to feed the dead one as well.
She spent the first 24 hours mourning for her dead cub and trying to keep it close to her.
The caretakers of the zoo did not dare to remove the dead cub until two days later, because they were afraid that the leopardess would be disturbed.
The leopardess leaves the nest only for a few minutes to go and drink, in fact she never eats after giving birth until two or three days have passed, says the information on the web-site. Have a look at