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New snow leopard cub at Bronx Zoo

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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo debuts a new snow leopard. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo debuts a new snow leopard.
The male cub is the offspring of Leo, an ambassador for Pakistan at the Bronx Zoo, and his mother Maya. The male cub is the offspring of Leo, an ambassador for Pakistan at the Bronx Zoo, and his mother Maya.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The buzz at the Bronx Zoo is all about the latest addition to the snow leopard family.

A 17-pound male cub is the new offspring of Leo, a snow leopard brought to the zoo from Pakistan in 2005 after its mother and father had been killed.

Leo's cub was born on April 9 to Maya. It has not been named yet.

"The rescue of Leo as a cub, conducted by two nations, the continued global interest in him, and now the story of his first offspring shows the power of the connections between humans and nature," said JimBreheny, Director of the Bronx Zoo and WCS Executive Vice President of Zoos and Aquarium.

Snow leopards are among the world's most endangered big cats with an estimated 3,500-7,500 remaining in the wild.

Their range is limited to remote mountains of Central Asia and parts of China, Mongolia, Russia, India and Bhutan.

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