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Adorable Snow Leopard Cubs Debut at Bronx Zoo

(Published Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014)

Two sinfully adorable snow leopard cubs have debuted at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo.

The male cubs were born May 6 to first-time parents. They're on exhibit with their mother in the Himalayan Highlands.

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Snow leopards are among the world’s most endangered big cats with only an estimated 3,500 to 7,500 remaining in the wild. Their range is limited to remote mountains of Central Asia and parts of China, Mongolia, Russia, India and Bhutan, zoo officials say.

The Bronx Zoo has had more snow leopard births – over 70 – than any other zoo in North America and was the first zoo in the United States to exhibit the big cats in 1903.

To learn more about the cubs or other zoo exhibits, click here. 

These super cute snow leopard cubs were born May 6.
Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher

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