I love that playing together is such a natural and vital part of the special relationship between Nindiri and her son, Valerio! Not only does their play teach him skills for hunting, but it seems the fun they have together is like the glue that solidifies their bond. They both have so much fun with each other! Sometimes it may look like Valerio’s attacks on his mom would become annoying; but seeing how Nindiri comes right back for more, and often inspires the play herself, it’s clear that she’s enjoying this as much, if not more, than her son! Families that play together…are a joy to behold!
Keywords:Baby Animal, Big Cat, Cub, Jaguar, Playtime, San Diego Zoo