Snow leopard cub born at Chicago area zoo

2013-08-23T17:45:00Z 2013-09-01T19:18:53Z Snow leopard cub born at Chicago area zooThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 23, 2013 5:45 pm  • 

BROOKFIELD, lll. | There's a new furry feline prowling around the Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago.

The Chicago Zoological Society, which manages the zoo, said Friday an endangered snow leopard cub was born June 13.

The male cub now tips the scales at 10 pounds and is spending time bonding with his mother. The public will be able to see the pair starting in mid-September. Until then, they're in an off-exhibit den.

The baby is the first cub born to 3-year-old Sarani and her mate, Sabu.

Conservationists think there are between 3,500 and 7,000 snow leopards remaining in the wild. They live in mountainous areas of Asia and Russia.

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