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Your morning adorable: Black panther cubs mug for the camera at Berlin Zoo

Panther cubs

It's already been well-established that Germany's Berlin Zoo is a frontrunner in the field of adorableness.

After all, it's got two of the world's cutest wolf pups, a batch of jaguar cubs in a basket, a litter of alarmingly cute caracal kittens and a pair of moose calves so cute they'll make your teeth hurt. And that's just scratching the surface.

Add to that tally two new black panther cubs, females named Baturgai and Ormila, who were born at the zoo early last month. They're now old enough to explore their surroundings -- and if there's one thing cuter than a kitten exploring its home turf for the first time, it's surely a big cat cub exploring its home turf for the first time. Are we right, or are we right?

See more photos of the cubs after the jump!

Panther cubs

Panther cubs

Panther cubs

Panther cubs

Panther cubs

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Your morning adorable: Critically endangered Amur leopard cub is born in Germany
Your morning adorable: Clouded leopard cubs make their debut at Paris zoo

-- Lindsay Barnett

Top three photos: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Bottom three photos: Odd Andersen / AFP/Getty Images

 
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Gotta visit that zoo someday.

As a small point of fact, these are Melinistic Asian Leopards. The species is rare in the wild but actively bred in captivity and there is a small wild and heavily inbred population in southern Collier County Florida that were released by a family run tourist trap in Bonita Springs Florida in the early seventies. Witness the reversed pattern of the spots visable in the photos. Spectacular images and a great job by the Berlin people.

{{{PRECIOUS KITTEHS!!1!}}} Long lives, kind hands, and many children to them..


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