It’s a very proud and euphoric feeling to know that something that once belonged to you is making the world proud. This is exactly how we feel at Khao Kheow Open Zoo. Two of our clouded leopards namely Jing Jai and Arun were transferred to the Nashville Zoo, USA in 2008 as a part of the Consortium’s effort to save the species from extinction.
Nashville Zoo quite recently, announced the births of two litters of clouded leopard cubs. On March 26th, Jing Jai gave birth to one female cub. At a young age of seven years, this is Jing Jai’s sixth healthy litter. The other litter was reproduced by 4-year old Baylie and her mate Chet. It so happens, that Chet was one of three cubs born to Jing Jai and Arun at Nashville Zoo in 2009.
The zoo has been accredited by the highly regarded, Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Khao Kheow Open Zoo is glad to be a part of the Thailand Clouded Leopard Consortium and collaborating with international zoos like Nashville Zoo that assure the highest standards of animal care and husbandry.
By coming together and collaborating, the world has a fair chance of saving its incredible wildlife and endangered species from going extinct. We hope to keep hearing such good news in the future as well. Journey To The Jungle team congratulates the Nashville Zoo on this new addition to their family and also share our warm wishes.