Clouded Leopards - New Cubs for this Endangered Species

We were back east this past week and an employee told us his daughter worked for the National Zoo and was awaiting the birth of Clouded Leopards. This is one of "hot spot" endangered species as when in captivity the male will kill the female and the mother will kill her cubs. So this birth of two cubs is a huge step forward in saving this amazing species.

His daughter is the one who went into the cage to rescue the cubs while the mother was being distracted and is now helping to raise them; 3-hour shifts of bottle-feeding, etc.

For more amazing photos at The Washington Post go to Clouded Leopards and you can view 9 other photos, including of the mom and read about this incredible animal.