It's no secret that I'm in awe of the beauty of the jaguar. So it's not surprising that I fell for the jaguar cubs, Tikal and Maderas, when I first laid eyes them while they were just little bitty things!
They've grown up quite a bit, and are now bigger than their mom, Nindiri. They'll be celebrating their first birthday on April 26th!
Watching them this passed year has been an unforgettable experience. Nindiri has been an incredible mom, nurturing them, and teaching them all about being a jaguar. It's been a joy to watch their personalities develop, and be entertained by the interactions between family members.
I'm so grateful to the San Diego Zoo for giving us all the opportunity to fall in love with these amazing wild creatures and learn how to be better caretakers for the animals in our world.
Happy Birthday Tikal and Maderas!
Keywords:Baby Animals, Big Cat, Cubs, Jaguar, San Diego Zoo
Just LOVE all your pix. I hardly take any anymore 'cause yours are so special. I can't thank you enough!
Amazing. you're photos are always amazing but these are particularly, what's a good word, spectacular. So vivid, showing so much personality. Thanks, Penny!
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