Snow Leopard Cubs Debut at the Central Park Zoo
Posted Fri, Nov 8, 2013 in Central Park ZooA five month old pair of adorable snow leopard cubs make their public debut at the Central Park Zoo. Photo by Judith Wolfe
A five month old pair of adorable snow leopard cubs made their public debut at the Central Park Zoo on Monday. The unnamed brother and sister were the first snow leopards born at the Central Park Zoo when they entered the world this summer. It made first-time parents of mom Zoe, 7, and dad Askai, 6.
The newborns each weigh about 30 pounds and should reach 65 pounds to 120 pounds by adulthood.
The majestic big cats are among the world’s most endangered species with just 3,500 to 6,500 remaining in the wild, zoo officials said.
They’re native to remote mountains in China, Mongolia, Russia, India, Bhutan and other central Asia regions.
Photos by Judith Wolfe