WINNIPEG — Two male snow leopard cubs born at Assiniboine Park Zoo in May are making their public debut this weekend.
“It’s very exciting to see the two cubs exploring their outdoor habitat where visitors can now see them,” said Allison Ginsburg, curator, animal care at Assiniboine Park Zoo.
“They have had a lot of time to grow and become strong while staying indoors with mom. We’re so happy that they are outside just in time for the long weekend.”
The cubs were born to parents Batu and Akar. For the first eight weeks of their life, they bonded with the mother, Batu, before being moved to their new outdoor enclosure.
The cubs don’t yet have names, but an online poll is currently running with a shortlist of choices. Voters can have their say until Tuesday, July 3 at 12 p.m. Results will be revealed on the zoo’s social media pages on July 4.
Assiniboine Park Zoo has extended Canada Day hours until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 1.