Saturday, March 10, 2012

Whte Jaguar Cubs

The fluffy white pair were born at Aschersleben Zoo on 19 January and have recently ventured out into the world for the first time.

Still unnamed, the brothers were born to 17-year-old father Mescal, who has a typical spotty coat, and 13-year-old mother Polly, who is jet black.

Zoo official Dieter Reisky said has never heard of a white jaguar being born at any other zoo in the world.

The youngsters are currently white with pale grey markings, however, it is not known how or if their colour will change as they continue to grow.

Courtesy of Stefan Grossmann


Meaghan Edwards said...

Wow! They look a bit like pale, mismarked Snow Leopard cubs.

Wade G. Burck said...

That's exactly what I thought. Oddly, they are colored differently with one showing more of the "yellow" jaguar coloring, indicating that like the "white" lion they may mature into a darker color. The ongoing quest to capture the magic and excitement of the White Tiger of Rewa......