Adorable Jaguar Cub Roars onto the Scene at San Diego Zoo

A delightful addition has emerged at the San Diego Zoo, as a tiny 4lb jaguar cub stepped into the spotlight over the weekend.

Captured on film, this two-week-old cub ventured around its cozy den, showcasing adorable wobbles and a big yawn after a day of exploration and play.

Watch the video at the end.


The proud mother, seven-year-old Nindiri, kept a watchful eye on her newborn, gently carrying it between her teeth, displaying an unbreakable bond between mother and cub.

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Although the cub’s gender remains a mystery, a determination will be made during next week’s upcoming examination.

Born on March 12, weighing approximately 2lbs initially, the cub has since doubled in weight, flourishing under Nindiri’s care.

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Spending most of its time in an off-exhibit area with its mother, the cub was carefully introduced to the public once its eyes had opened and gained steadiness on its paws.

The cub’s debut coincided with the San Diego Zoo’s ‘Play Days,’ offering visitors an enchanting glimpse into the world of wildlife care.

Enrichments like hay and a rock were added to the cub’s enclosure, encouraging playful exploration.

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According to senior keeper Chad Summers, the cub is thriving, gradually acclimating to its surroundings and the presence of curious onlookers.

He emphasized the importance of each jaguar’s birth, considering the endangered species, with only about 10,000 jaguars estimated to remain in the wild, facing hunter threats and habitat loss.

As San Diego Zoo celebrates its newest addition, it underscores its ongoing commitment to conservation efforts and preserving these magnificent creatures for future generations to cherish.

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