Nindiri, a seven-year-old jaguar at San Diego Zoo, is a mother for the third time. She gave birth to a single cub on March 12th. Mom and cub have been spending most of their time off exhibit while the cub’s eyes open and it starts to become steadier on its paws. The sex of the cub is not yet known. The jaguar cub and its mother were given access to the cave bedroom before the San Diego Zoo was open to the public. Animal care staff have been giving the mother access to this third area so the cub has a chance to explore different terrain, an important step in its development – the keepers have filled the cave area with hay and there is a rock for the cub to investigate.
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