On January 27, Brevard Zoo welcomed a pair of healthy jaguar cubs. The cubs were born to mom, Masaya, and dad, Mulac.
The zoo installed a camera in the den box to monitor Masaya as she gave birth and now as she cares for the cubs. Mother and cubs are doing very well according to zoo staff.
“We are very excited with Masaya and Mulac’s new additions and look forward to them being out for guests to see,” said Kerry Sweeney, Curator of Animals.
It will be three weeks before the cubs venture out of the den, and another two to three months before they will be out on exhibit.
In the wild, jaguars inhabit the dense forests and swampy grasslands of Central and South America. They are categorized as “near threatened” by the IUCN Red List.