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Too Cute! Watch as Baby Jaguars Get First Check Up at Living Desert

The jaguar cubs received a clean bill of health, zoo officials announced this week.

Photo courtesy:  The Living Desert
Photo courtesy: The Living Desert
The following was submitted for publication on behalf of the Living Desert: 
 

The Living Desert is excited to announce that its two jaguar cubs are both healthy boys. The cubs, weighing in at 12 pounds each, recently underwent their first examination by the Zoo’s veterinarian at their holding area behind the exhibit.      

 

“We are so proud of these little cubs and happy to report good news,” said Allen Monroe, President/CEO. “They are completely healthy and developing at the expected rate.”

 

The wellness check-up included listening to their heart and lungs, getting weighed, and an examination of their teeth, eyes and ears. In addition, they also received their first set of vaccinations.  

 

The yet-to-be-named cubs were born on April 26th to Magia and Memo who were brought together as part of the Species Survival Plan. They are the first ever jaguar cubs birthed at The Living Desert. The cubs are expected to be on exhibit for public viewing sometime in September.

 

The Living Desert is open daily 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., with last admission at 1 p.m.  General admission is $17.25 Adults; $15.75 Seniors & Military; $8.75 Children 3 – 12; Children under 3 are Free.

 

 


rubberband June 27, 2014 at 10:50 AM
If you have not yet been to the Living Desert, go. It's wonderful. I loathe most zoos, but this is unlike any animal viewing place I've seen. Natural and open areas for critters.....they do a great job at the Living Desert. Get there right when they open...the earlier you go, the better chance you have of seeing all the amazing critters! Don't miss the sand cats.
Peridot Pearl June 28, 2014 at 02:03 AM
Where is it?
rubberband June 28, 2014 at 11:16 AM
LIVING DESERT....................... 47900 Portola Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260..................... (760) 346-5694............................... Check the hours before you go, and go as early as you can... Critters like the morning

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