For a unique species like the jaguar, the introduction of new life into the world is always good news. Also, when we learned that a sanctuary was coming to expand its feline family, we were very excited. The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, UK, recently welcomed baby black jaguars, daughters of cats Kayla and Neren, as parents.
Kyla is almost four years old, she was born at Paradise Wildlife Park and moved to the big cat sanctuary when she was two years old. Nelon is related to the male side and has other children, but not the beautiful Kyla. Sanctuary staff kept the animal’s birth a secret for a long time so it could adjust to life.
This beautiful female was born at 11:10 a.m. and has been growing ever since. It’s amazing how fast they grow compared to other big cats, but I guess that’s normal for jaguars. Briony Smith, curator of the big cat sanctuary, said in a statement that the cub was born with big eyes and was walking quickly at two weeks old.
The custodians of the reserve are delighted with his birth, as he brings new hope to the world’s jaguar population. Moreover, the little guy is growing much faster than expected.
“He has a great attitude, especially at bath time, which his mum thinks is a good idea, and he seems very friendly and interested.” Mr Smith added: “It’s a pleasure to watch it grow and mature and we can’t wait for the public to see it when it’s free to explore its habitat.
The puppies get their black fur from their father, Neren, which is why they don’t look like their mother, but they are bonded by love. In the meantime, the shelter has launched a poll of its fans on social media to determine the best name for the pup.
For now, the favorites are Kirari, Inca and Inti.