Central Park Zoo Welcomes Delightful Duo

November 5, 2013

For the first time in our history, a pair of snow leopard cubs has been born at Central Park Zoo, closely following the birth of another cub in the Bronx earlier this year.

A new brother and sister pair are making headlines in Manhattan. Two snow leopard cubs have been born to first-time parents Zoe and Askai. Earlier this year, the Bronx Zoo welcomed a snow leopard cub that was sired by Leo, the orphan rescued from the mountains of northern Pakistan.

The cubs are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan for snow leopards, and represent an exciting development in the conservation of these furry felines.

Snow leopards are among the world’s most endangered big cats and their range is limited to remote mountains of Central Asia and parts of China, Mongolia, Russia, India and Bhutan. WCS has a long history of conservation programs in the field to protect and support the species.

Visit the cubs at the Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit.