First Time Snow Leopards Have Been Born There

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two playful snow leopard cubs are making their debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Central Park Zoo.

They’re the first snow leopard cubs ever born at the zoo.

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They currently weigh in at about 30 pounds each, but are expected to grow to 65-120 pounds.

The male and female cubs are living with their mother Zoe at the Central Park Zoo. Their father, Askai, isn’t far away – he’s at the Bronx Zoo.

(credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

(credit: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS)

It’s the second snow leopard birth at a WCS zoo this year. Just last month, a cub born at the Bronx Zoo was introduced to the public.

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Only 3,500-6,500 snow leopards are believed to be alive in the wild.

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