HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Two healthy ocelot pups were born at the Houston Zoo, making them the first ocelot pups at the Houston Zoo in 20 years. The zoo announced the birth on Wednesday and said the babies were born on Jan.
The parents, Genoveve and Jack, came to the Houston Zoo in the hopes that they would breed. According to the Houston Zoo, Jack is the most genetically valuable ocelot in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited facilities. This is his first set of naturally born boys.
The zoo named the brother-sister duo Sriracha and Wasabi after their “spicy” attitude. Right now, the zoo said, Genoveve and the hot twins are spending time behind the scenes and will soon be making their public debut.
The zoo supports people in the protection and reforestation of forests in Colombia to protect wild ocelot houses. Every time you visit the Houston Zoo, you are helping protect ocelots in the wild.
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