The ocelot kittens got their first neonatal exam and were given a clean bill of health by their vets!
Looks like both kittens are female. And it's official--they are as cute as can be. Case in point:
You can even watch the behind-the-scenes footage of their first exam:
Newborn ocelots are blind at birth and are helpless for several weeks, relying solely on their mother for care and nutrition. Staff continue to have minimal physical contact and monitor the mother and kittens in the birthing den via a web cam only.
We hope to have them out on exhibit in 6-8 weeks. Until then, stay tuned for more video and photos!
Photos by Ryan Hawk.