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This Dec. 16, 2012 photo shows two baby jaguar cubs born at the Milwaukee County Zoo in November. Jaguars are an endangered species. Stacy Johnson, coordinator of the jaguar species survival plan for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, said heir birth was a big deal because their father was born in the wild and brings new genes to zoos. (AP Photo/Milwaukee County Zoo)

Jaguar cubs born at Milwaukee zoo bring new genes

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two jaguar cubs are providing more than just cooing fans for Milwaukee's zoo. The spotted brothers are introducing new genes to the endangered species' captive population because unlike most zoo babies, their father was born in the wild.

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