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Summer brings Warm Weather, Sunshine and BABIES at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park!
July 25, 2016
With more than 600 species on display, there's always new arrivals at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park. We are excited to announce the birth of several new species including, a pair of Jaguar cubs.
Jaguars are the largest feline found in the New World and ranks third in size behind lions and tigers. Males can grow to about 200 pounds and are known to have the strongest bite of any feline species. Their stocky build helps them climb with ease in their preferred rain-forest habitat, enabling them to stalk and ambush prey.
Our male cub is named Inti after the ancient Incan sun god, and his fur is orange with black spots. His sister’s name is Killa, the moon goddess. A sizable fraction of the population, like Killa, is black with black spots.
Jaguars have an extensive range throughout Central and South America and were once found throughout the desert Southwest, including Arizona. Jaguars, an endangered species, face an uncertain future because of habitat loss and fragmentation. Many are killed as a result of increasing human-animal conflicts over space and resources.
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