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Tiny Snow Leopard Trio Obtain First Well being Checks At Highland Wildlife Park 


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The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) has revealed the three lovable snow leopard cubs born at Highland Wildlife Park in Might are two women and a boy.   

Knowledgeable keepers and vets on the wildlife conservation charity confirmed the intercourse of the eight-week-old cubs throughout their first routine well being examine on Tuesday 26 July. The trio of tiny new arrivals, who’re doing properly, will probably be named quickly. 

Keith Gilchrist, residing collections supervisor at Highland Wildlife Park mentioned, “We have been thrilled to welcome three snow leopard cubs to mum Animesh and first-time dad Koshi earlier this summer time. It is extremely thrilling to seek out out now we have two little women and a boy and that every one three cubs are in good well being.  

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“They’re already turning into extra assured day by day and it’s unimaginable to see them develop and develop. Some fortunate guests have already been capable of spot them as they’ve began to discover farther from the cubbing den. 

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“Like all of the animals in our care, our snow leopards play an vital function in attracting and interesting 1000’s of tourists annually to allow them to study in regards to the threats animals face within the wild and the motion they will take to assist. Their energy to attach individuals with nature and encourage behaviour change is invaluable.” 

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Within the wild, snow leopards might be discovered within the distant mountainous areas of central Asia.  Now protected all through a lot of their native vary, snow leopard populations are nonetheless threatened attributable to a decline in accessible prey and human battle. 

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Keith added, “It has been a improbable 12 months of births right here on the park with our three tiger cubs just lately turning one and Brodie, our lovable polar bear cub, persevering with to seize the hearts of our guests. Now with the addition of our trio of snow leopard cubs, we are able to’t consider a greater option to have fun the park’s fiftieth 12 months.” 

At simply eight weeks previous, the cubs are nonetheless depending on mum and are spending a lot of their time within the cubbing den. Guests would possibly be capable of spot them exploring their enclosure and studying extra about their environment within the coming weeks. 

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