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Baby Snow Leopard Cubs Born at Winnipeg Zoo

July 5, 2013 10:55 AM | News

Snow Leopard Cub

Two baby snow leopard cubs (not pictured) were born at Assiniboine Park Zoo on June 29. (WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY)

Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo is now home to two baby snow leopard cubs.

The cubs were born June 29 and are currently off exhibit for two to three weeks to give them the necessary time to bond with their mother and to receive proper veterinary care before being introduced to the public.

“Anytime we’re able to welcome new additions to the zoo is a special day,” said Gary Lunsford, acting director of zoological operations.

“Plus, given how popular the snow leopards and all our big cats are with the public, we know there will be a lot of people looking forward to meeting the new cubs and we are equally as excited to share them with our visitors.”

The zoo says the cubs and their four-year-old mother (Batu), who came to Winnipeg from Settle in 2011, are in good health. The father, three-year-old Henry James, arrived from Tulsa Zoo in September of the same year.