New photos: Tampa zoo’s clouded leopard kitten is growing up

New photos: Tampa zoo's clouded leopard kitten is growing up (Image 1)

We love these new photos of Mowgli!

The Tampa zoo and its pair of 4-year-old clouded leopards welcomed Mowgli on March 7. He’s the pair’s first kitten. Mowgli’s father is named Yim and is mother is Malee.

Clouded leopards weigh 30-50 pounds in adulthood and are about five feet long, making them the smallest of the “big cats,” according to the zoo. Hunting and poaching have left clouded leopards endangered and at risk of extinction, Zoo officials said when Mowgli was born. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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