Meet B’alam and Zean
These jaguar cubs are named B’alam and Zean! B’alam means powerful king. Zean represents the people of Belize. Photo credit: Milwaukee County Zoo
The cubs are the first offspring for Stella, 9, and Pat, 14. Because Pat is a rescued, wild-born animal from Belize, Central America, he is considered a founder to the population, and his cubs bring valuable new genes to North American zoo population.