NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Zoo is welcoming the birth of a clouded leopard, a rare, mysterious cat native to Asia.
Zoo officials say the cub was the first clouded leopard to be conceived through artificial insemination with cryopreserved sperm.
The birth is the result of a project between the Nashville Zoo and the National Zoo. The father lives at the National Zoo. The mother, who is named Tula, was born and raised at the Nashville Zoo.
The cub, who was born Wednesday, has yet to be named.