New Snow Leopard Cubs Make Public Debut in NY Zoo
The Bronx Zoo in New York City reveals its newest resident – an adorable snow leopard cub. (Featured photo via Makenna O’Meary)
The cub is the first son of an orphaned snow leopard from Pakistan and named Leo, he was brought into the zoo after his mother and siblings were killed back in 2005. According to the New York Times, Leo was paired & successfully mated with Maya – a proven breeder – and the new cub was born in April. The baby is not yet named and went on view last week.
Currently featuring 10 of these rare big cats, the Bronx Zoo has bred more than 70 snow leopards since then was the first zoo in North America to exhibit them back in 1903.
Snow Leopard Facts:
Snow Leopards (Panthera uncia) are known throughout the world for their beautiful fur and elusive behavior. They are endangered and are found in the rugged mountains of Central Asia. While snow leopards are adapted perfectly to the cold, barren landscape of their high-altitude habitat, human threats have created an uncertain future for these magnificent creatures and despite a range of over 2 million km2, there are only between 4,000 and 6,500 snow leopards left in the wild.
For us here at amazinganimalstories.com, while it’s a positive thing knowing that (hopefully) these rare and beautiful big cats are safe and well treated at the Zoo, at the same time it is still hard to see such amazing creatures held in captivity, knowing that they will most probably never experience what they would in the wild. We would be interested in knowing what you think about seeing these animals essentially behind bars.
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