I saw a video on Friday morning: there is a new ocelittle at the Cincinnati Zoo! I texted my wife, who replied that zoo just got added to our to-do list.
Santos come to the Queen city from the Arlington, Texas, zoo. He will be joining the cat ambassador program next summer. While we were there, he mostly just slept.
But, when you’re only two weeks old, and a cat, what more is required of you?
Even big cougars are known to take cat naps.
The snow leopards, on the other hand, had a serious game of chase-and-pounce going on.
Running all over their enclosure!
I was going to mute the sound, of only to not have to hear the kid call them “cheetahs,” but I liked hearing their footsteps.
They took turns. Here, Renji is preparing to pounce on Nubo.
Nubo, sitting unaware she’s behind a rock. Look at the tail on this handsome cat!
I fond one break in some trees along their enclosure, and Renji looked right at me. I talked to her a bit, and I’m afraid that, right after I took this picture, Nubo pounced. I guess I distracted her.
Eventually, Nubo wound down and yawned. I suspect a nap was forthcoming.
The zoo also had a baby red panda. I think this his him.
He was ups tree with his mom–the opposite reaction I have when I see my daughter up that high.
I’m sure we’ll be back to see Santos, hopefully, when he’s awake.