3 clouded leopards go on display at Nashville Zoo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Three newborn clouded leopard cubs will be on public display Friday for the first time at the Nashville Zoo.

The cubs were born in two litters in March. One other one died.

Clouded leopards are endangered because of deforestation, poaching and the pet trade. They are native to the dense forests of Southeast Asia and parts of China.

The three will be on public viewing through the summer.

The zoo is a member of a consortium designed to conserve and breed clouded leopards.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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