Norristown, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/27/2017 -- Elmwood Park Zoo is excited to announce that their female jaguar, Inka, has given birth to two cubs. The cubs were born in the early morning hours of January 24. The birth was unexpected, but the zoo's animal care team has done everything in their power to make sure mom and cubs are safe and comfortable. People who are looking for things to do in Montgomery County, PA, and other local areas, will be hard pressed to find a better destination than Elmwood Park Zoo this spring and summer.
Inka and the cubs have been under constant observation since their discovery on the morning of the 24th. The cubs look great, are actively nursing for long periods of time, and are very vocal. Inka is a very attentive mother; she's so attentive that it took nearly a week before the staff was able to separate her in order to examine the cubs.
The zoo is currently wrapping up construction on a brand new exhibit facility that will be home to the jaguars. "Trail of the Jaguar," is slated to open in the spring. The state of-the-art facility further improves the zoo's standing as one of the most unique party venues in Philadelphia, PA, and the surrounding areas.
Inka and the cubs will be off exhibit and out of sight from the public for the next few months. They will be transferred into the new "Trail of the Jaguar" facility when the animal care staff determines that they are ready for the move. To learn more about the birth of the jaguar cubs, contact the Elmwood Park Zoo at 800-652-4143.
About Elmwood Park Zoo
Located in Norristown, PA, the Elmwood Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Pennsylvania and is a premiere destination for families and wildlife enthusiasts. The zoo features over 100 species from all over the globe. Elmwood Park Zoo offers guests both unique wildlife encounters as well as one-of-a-kind entertainment opportunities. The zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is owned and operated by the Norristown Zoological Society, a non-profit organization.
For more information about upcoming Zoo events, visit http://www.elmwoodparkzoo.org/.