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Published: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 3:19 p.m.

Tacoma zoo's leopard cub now on public exhibit

  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium staff biologist Kadie Burrone offers her head as a climbing toy for an endangered clouded leopard cub, Tien, during hi...

    Janet Jensen / The News Tribune

    Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium staff biologist Kadie Burrone offers her head as a climbing toy for an endangered clouded leopard cub, Tien, during his afternoon feeding time in Tacoma on Monday. The 4.6-pound cub, born May 1, can be viewed during feedings at daily in the zoo's Cub Den.

TACOMA -- A clouded leopard cub born May 1 at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma is now on public exhibit.
Zookeepers named him Tien, a Thai word with a connotation of strength and stability.
The News Tribune reports the cub weighed a half-pound when born and now weighs more than 4 pounds. The public can see him at daily 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. feedings.
Clouded leopards are native to Southeast Asia forests. They are an endangered species.

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