Endangered Snow Leopards Coming to Central Park Zoo - NBC New York

Endangered Snow Leopards Coming to Central Park Zoo

It will be the first time that visitors will be able to see a snow leopard in Manhattan

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    Endangered Snow Leopards Coming to Central Park Zoo
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    A snow leopard is seen in the new exhibit at the Central Park Zoo in New York, Thursday, June 11, 2009. The new exhibit houses three snow leopards and offers visitors a view of one of the most endangered big cats on the planet. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    New York City's Central Park Zoo is introducing a new endangered species to its menagerie: the snow leopard.

    The new Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit is scheduled to open on Thursday with three of the wild cats.

    School children from around the city and city officials will be on hand for the opening. The children also will help name the leopards.

    The zoo says it will be the first time that visitors will be able to see a snow leopard in Manhattan.