Two rare snow leopard cubs are making their debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo.
Both cubs are male and were born on May 6th to first-time parents. They are on exhibit with their mother in the Himalayan Highlands, which received the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Exhibit Award for outstanding design in 1987.
WCS’s Bronx Zoo is a world leader in snow leopard husbandry and participates in the Species Survival Plan, a cooperative breeding program designed to enhance the genetic viability of animal populations in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 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.