Smithsonian Journeys Dispatches

Video: Caring for baby animals at the National Zoo

We've had a veritable baby boom at the Smithsonian National Zoo this summer! In a 24-hour-period between July 9 and 10, 2009 a clouded leopard cub, a Przewalski's horse, and a red panda cub were all born at Smithsonian's National Zoo's Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, VA. All three species are endagered, so we were overjoyed to be welcoming new animals.

Here, check out video of past Smithsonian Journeys Study Leader and National Zoo Veterinarian Luis Padilla talking about all the excitement.

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