JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Zoo has welcomed two new Amur Leopard cubs to their animal family.
On May 31, Makari, gave birth to three leopard cubs. The third cub was lost due to an accident while Makari was nursing.
Thursday morning the rare two-week-old cubs got their first check up where they were weighed in and examined from spot to spot.
The cubs will have a more thorough examination and they will get their first vaccinations at six weeks old.
This is the second litter for Makari, the cubs' 12-year-old mother, and Nikolai, the 11-year-old father who both arrived in Jacksonville in 2006.
Makari came from Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo and Nikolai came from the Saint Louis Zoo.
There are only fifty Amur Leopards left in the wild making them one of the most endangered big cats on earth. A single birth is equivalent to two percent of the wild population.
The Jacksonville Zoo would love to keep the cubs, but their future home is still undecided.