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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Day At The San Diego Zoo

I got a little Christmas present this afternoon, in the form of one of the Amur Leopards being up and walking around. When they were younger - about a year ago - they were always chasing each other around their enclosure. Lately they seem to spend a lot of time acting like most other cats - just sitting around.





If you want to see what the Amur Leopards looked like when they were younger scroll back through the blog archives below to March and April of 2012.



Of course, I had to stop by and see what the Malayan Tigers were up to. Actually, I spent a few hours there.



That's Connor, one of the two now-20-month-old Malayan Tiger cubs.





HIs brother Christopher was watching us from behind some cover.





Ever wondered just how high these guys can reach? Well, I've been on the other side of those doors in the center of the next shot, and can say that they are at least about the same height as a regular doorway - over 7 feet tall.



Later in the day they took Christopher and Connor in and put out Ubon, the large male. I've seen him jump up before too - I think he can easily reach up and touch something at about 8 feet. He's noticeably bigger than Christopher and Connor, at least for now.



Click here to see a few more images from Christmas Day 2012 at the San Diego Zoo.
     

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