Clouded leopards born at Zoo Miami

  • Zoo Miami announced Tuesday the birth of two female clouded leopards. The kittens were born March 13. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • A newborn clouded leopard kitten bares its gums at Zoo Miami. Of all wild cats, adult clouded leopards have the longest canine teeth relative to their size. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Clouded leopards are highly endangered. This female kitten, born in Zoo Miami March 13, has been secluded in a den with her mother to avoid external stress. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • The clouded leopard kittens were the first successful litter for their mother, Serai, born May 2011 at the Smithsonian’s Conservation and Research Center in Virginia, and their father, Rajasi, born March 2011 at the Nashville Zoo. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • A female clouded leopard kitten is attended by Zoo Miami staff to evaluate her condition. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • Zoo Miami staff were able to examine the clouded leopard newborns this week for the first time to determine their sexes and evaluate their health. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • The clouded leopard kittens at Zoo Miami will remain off exhibit for several weeks. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • A female clouded leopard kitten, born March 13 at Zoo Miami. The leopards are found in forests within southern China, Taiwan and Malaysia. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • A female clouded leopard kitten, born March 13 at Zoo Miami. The leopards are highly endangered due to hunting. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI

  • The clouded leopard kittens at Zoo Miami will remain off exhibit for several weeks. RON MAGILL / ZOO MIAMI