Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo in Florida released this adorable video of one of a pair of clouded leopards born on February 29th. The two cubs, both female, are names Aiya and Shigu. According to a statement released by the zoo, the cubs are at a new stage in development where they are getting to explore the outside world, which is crucial to their development:
Exposing the cubs to different natural environments provides essential sensory enrichment for continued development. Interaction and socialization is carefully managed to help build confidence. Allowing guests to observe the cub at play provides an educational opportunity to communicate the needs and perils of this rare and vulnerable species.