Source: Winston-Salem Journal

The Greensboro Science Center has welcomed two fishing cats into the world, the second litter born there as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums fishing cat Species Survival Plan, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Fishing cats are considered an endangered species.

The keepers will steer clear of the kittens until their mother, Tallulah, becomes acquainted with and comfortable leaving them alone, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

“Mom and kittens are doing well and eating well. Tallulah is very attentive to and protective of her babies and is taking great care of them,” keeper Megan Hankins said in a press release. 

Once the kittens are able to navigate their facilities with ease the center will open their exhibit. They estimate that will be about three months. 

After about nine months, Tallulah will encourage the kittens to go off on their own.

Read more about the new fishing cats from the Winston-Salem Journal.