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Saturday, June 23, 2012

More Baby Jaguar Pictures - San Diego Zoo

It seems like things often take longer than you might expect, and I've found that being impatient rarely helps. This morning's trip to the Zoo was a good example. I got up to the Jaguar exhibit at about 10:00AM, and all you could see was Nindiri, the new mother, sleeping on her side in a dark doorway. The little cubs were nowhere to be seen. There were several other people there, all waiting around for something they thought should have already happened - which was the cubs coming out to play where we could see them. Tikal and Maderas, who were just born on April 26th, obviously had other ideas. So, we waited.

After almost half an hour, some sign of life from Nindiri. It didn't last long.

After a while she finally decided to go outside and sit in the sun. Still no sign of the little ones.

Finally, an hour and a half after I got there, they poked their little heads out. This is Maderas, the female.

Maderas seems to be a lot more adventurous than her brother Tikal. She was wandering all over the place checking out the new surroundings. They've only been allowed outside since Tuesday, and from talking with some friends, it sounds like this morning may have been the first time they've gotten very far from the doorway.

Where ever they went, mom kept a close watch on them.

Brother and sister, Tikal and Maderas.

One very protective mother.

I think this next shot has to be one of my favorites from the day. 

On my way across the Zoo at the start of the day I did stop to check out the little crocs that are in the pool that's partway down the Tiger Trail.

Click here to see a few more images from my morning walk around the San Diego Zoo.

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