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The secret’s out: there’s a Snow Leopard cub at Germany’s Zoo Krefeld!  

Because the cub’s mother, Dari, is a first-time mom and experienced a difficult delivery, the zoo staff waited a few weeks to announce the cub’s arrival. Born June 13, the cub is now healthy, strong, and as you can see from the pictures, quite photogenic!



Photo Credit:  Hella Hallman (1), Magnus Neuhaus (2,3,4,5,6)

Snow Leopards inhabit high mountainous regions in central Asia, where they hunt for wild goats, wild sheep, or any prey they can find.  Snow Leopards are able to kill and eat animals weighing four times as much as they do. Cubs remain with their mothers for almost two years. Snow Leopards are listed as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

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