Fishing cat twins at central Japan aquarium named Moon, Shell to honor parents

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The fishing cat twins Shell, left, and Moon are observed. (Photo courtesy of Toba Aruarium)
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TOBA, Mie — Male fishing cat twins born in February at an aquarium in this central Japan town have been named Moon and Shell, selected from 1,165 ideas by the community.&#13

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The feline brothers were being born on Feb. 26 to father Sunny and mother Pearl at Toba Aquarium, and have been elevated by the zoo employees. They produced their public debut on April 4. The facility publicly sought names for them right until April 17 and received 1,165 proposals by postcards and via the world-wide-web. Staff chosen the names Moon and Shell to honor their mother and father.&#13

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A representative explained, “They are stunning names reminiscent of father Sunny and mother Pearl. We hope they will be preferred and loved by quite a few men and women.”&#13

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Moon, the energetic and robust-minded older brother, and Shell, the curious and wise young brother, have both of those developed to about 30 centimeters in duration and each weigh 1.5 kilograms. They have balanced appetites and are apparently ingesting weaning food stuff this sort of as minced chicken breast. The cubs are on exhibit at the “Forest of Wonder” spot in the aquarium’s G zone.&#13

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(Japanese original by Yuki Kozawa, Ise Bureau)&#13

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