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Milwaukee County Zoo displays new jaguar cubs


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – The Milwaukee County Zoo is displaying jaguar cubs to visitors for the first time since 1975.

Visitors had only been able to watch the three-month old brothers through a web camera.

The jaguar cubs made their debut on Wednesday. 

Zoo officials said the cubs are important because they are introducing new genes to the endangered species' captive population. Unlike most zoo babies, their father, Pat, was born in the wild. 

Pat was captured in Central America after being deemed a problem for attacking cattle.  He has a book named after him called, "Pat the Great Cat: A Jaguars Journey," which was written by children in Milwaukee and Belize as part of a literacy program.

One cub will be named in a local contest and the other will be named by children from Belize who helped with the book.

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