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Amur leopard and the circle of life

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

 http://www.interactivezoo.eu/index.php?id=10

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One thought on “Amur leopard and the circle of life

  1. Such a great article it was which ,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. It would be a great thing to have this kind of animal seen int the forest today. Thanks a lot for sharing this article.

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