Puma kittens arrive at Exmoor Zoo

Puma mum Fhu at Exmoor Zoo has given birth to three kittens, with all doing well. Picture: John Hamm

Puma mum Fhu at Exmoor Zoo has given birth to three kittens, with all doing well. Picture: John Hammond. - Credit: John Hammond

Trio of new arrivals for proud parents Fhu and Niko.

A trio of fluffy puma kittens are set to delight visitors after being born at Exmoor Zoo near Bratton Fleming.

Proud mum Fhu is being a little protective of the newcomers following their arrival three weeks ago – and it seems she isn’t too keen on surveillance either.

Commercial manager Lynn Reynolds said all was set with live streaming cameras in the puma den to enable everyone to watch the birth and the kittens’ first steps online.

So at the last minute mum decided she would much rather give birth in the den next door instead.


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If visitors are patient, they may catch a glimpse of the new arrivals – but in the coming days mum will relax a little and begin taking them out in public a little more.

It is Fhu and dad Niko’s second litter, following in the paws of another three last year, which were the first to be born in the UK for some time.

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Eventually the kittens will be rehomed at other zoos as part of the BIAZA breeding programme, of which Exmoor Zoo is a member.

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