Tacoma zoo's leopard cub now on public exhibit

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TACOMA — A clouded leopard cub born May 1 at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma is now on public exhibit.

Zookeepers named it Tien (TEE'-en), a Thai word with a connotation of strength and stability.

The News Tribune reports that the cub weighed a half-pound when born and now weighs 4 pounds. The public can see it 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.