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Hello world! Baby jaguar born this week at West Valley zoo

(Wildlife World Zoo Photo)

PHOENIX — A West Valley zoo welcomed a new member to its grounds Thursday — an adorable baby jaguar.

The yet-to-be-named healthy cub was born to Sara the jaguar at the Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park, carrying on the same black coloration as her mom.

Sara is receiving round-the-clock care at the Litchfield Park zoo while the baby has been enjoying bottles of formula. In the next few weeks, staff will introduce meat into her diet.

Sara spends 15 hours per day in her two-story habitat and will remain there full time once modifications are complete.

The jaguar species is considered “near threatened” by the World Wildlife Fund due to poaching and habitat destruction.

Jaguars live in Central and South America but were once found in Arizona and other Southwestern states, according to the zoo.

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