Jaguar Cub at the San Diego Zoo Prepares for Debut During "Play Days"
A 15-day-old jaguar cub and its mother, Nindiri, spent time in their cave bedroom this morning before the San Diego Zoo was open to the public. Animal care staff have been giving the mother and the wobbly-legged cub access to explore the area beyond the two bedrooms they share.
Guests at the San Diego Zoo may spot the mother and cub in the cave viewing area during Play Days, which starts Saturday. This year, the event focuses on plants and animals with spots. The spotted markings on a jaguar are called rosettes.
The cub was born at 8:30 p.m. on March 12, 2015, inside the jaguar den at the Harry & Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey exhibit. This is the third cub for 7-year-old Nindiri. The sex of the cub is not yet known.
Photo taken on March 27, 2015, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo