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Something new to spot: Jaguar cubs make debut at Houston Zoo

In this Nov. 9, 2017 photo provided by the Houston Zoo, jaguar cubs Emma, middle, and Fitz, right, are shown with their mother Maya at the zoo in Houston. The nearly 4-month-old male and female cats made their first public appearances Thursday and they're the first jaguars born at the zoo in a dozen years. A Houston Zoo statement says the jaguar siblings have spent the past few months behind-the-scenes bonding with their mother. (Houston Zoo via AP)
November 10, 2017 - 11:49 AM

HOUSTON - There's something new to spot at the Houston Zoo: two jaguar cubs.

The nearly 4-month-old male and female cats made their first public appearances on Thursday. Named Fitz and Emma, the cubs are the first jaguars born at the Houston Zoo in more than a decade.

The Houston Zoo says the jaguar siblings were born on July 20 and have spent the past few months behind-the-scenes bonding with their mother, Maya. The cubs' father, Tesoro, also is housed at the zoo.

Jaguars are known for having dark spots on their light-colour coats.

Zoo officials say the cubs can be seen most mornings exploring their habitat with their mom. Fitz and Emma can also be out of public view in their night houses or caves.

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