After last week's depressing roundup of animal news -- which included big cats burned alive and live animals encased as keychains -- it was nice to see a turn-around this week: Read on for rare leopard cubs giving hope to their species, new technology for conserving endangered penguins, a rise in the number of leatherback turtle nests, and more in the Week in Animal News.
Clouded Leopard Kittens Born in Nashville
Over the last several years, Nashville Zoo's conservation program received two breeding female clouded leopards from Thailand -- named Jing Jai and Lom Choy -- and breed they have. Within three days of one another late last month four kittens were born between the pair, though, sadly, one newborn died shortly after birth.
Photo: Christian Sperka