This was going to be a more text-inclusive, eloquent, witty post, but I’ll let Masaya and her two babies do all the talking. If a picture says a thousand words, what would these images be saying???
At the moment, the jaguar mom and cubs are out on-exhibit at Brevard Zoo (www.brevardzoo.org) from about 10am-ish until about 1pm-ish. Then they are shifted to the den area, and dad is let out on-exhibit until the next morning. They cannot all be out together, as male jaguars will kill cubs in order to bring the female back into a breeding cycle again.
If you happen to come to the zoo and miss the cubs’ time outside, don’t worry; Dad is impressive, too! Here he is; remember to listen for his incredible voice! He is very vocal at times. I have audio of him, but can’t figure out how to get it from my phone or desktop into this post. If anyone can tell me how, it’s actually a .3gp file.