When I visit Valerio, it’s like hanging out with a friend that’s always in a good mood. He just seems so cheerful all the time! He moves with the grace of a cat, but has a joyful bounce in his step, and when he’s still, he often has a smile on his face. Even when he misses his mom, and calls out with a little whine, it’s doesn’t really sound sad - just ever hopeful that she might want to come out to play one more time. He’s a big, muscular boy now at 145 pounds, but he uses his power for good, brightening the day of all who come his way!
Keywords:Big Cat, Jaguar, San Diego Zoo