Three puma cubs born at Pairi Daiza zoo in Wallonia

Three puma cubs born at Pairi Daiza zoo in Wallonia
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Pairi Daiza zoo in Wallonia has three more residents: Hopi, Dakota and Apache. The three pumas are cubs of mother Cheyenne and are doing well. The zoo announced this today.

On the morning of 6 June, zoo keepers discovered that Cheyenne had given birth to three cubs, in a sheltered spot. The cubs, whose birth weight was estimated at about 600 grams each, are two males and one female. Just over three months after their birth, the two males and the female, as well as the mother, are now ready to gradually explore the outside world.

For a few days now, the cubs, side by side with their mother, have been getting acquainted with the sounds and smells of the park and can also meet their father Cherokee, in a protected manner. For their safety, direct contact with their father will take place later.

Visitors to Pairi Daiza will be able to admire Hopi, Dakota and Apache in just a few weeks' time.

The 3-year-old Cheyenne came to Pairi Daiza in May 2020 from a zoo in the UK's Cornwall. The 3-year-old male Cherokee arrived in July 2020 from Tierpark Ströhen (Germany).

The puma, a Puma concolor, is a carnivore from the rocky mountains of North and South America.

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