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Two baby snow leopards debut at the Central Park Zoo (video)

The cubs are the second and third snow leopards born at a New York City zoo this year, and they're paw-sitively adorable.

  • Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher (C) Wildlife Conservation Society

    Snow-leopard cubs at the Central Park Zoo

  • Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher (C) Wildlife Conservation Society

    Snow-leopard cubs at the Central Park Zoo

Photograph: Julie Larsen Maher (C) Wildlife Conservation Society

Snow-leopard cubs at the Central Park Zoo


The Central Park Zoo is showing off two very cute new additions: A pair of snow-leopard cubs, who were born over the summer, made their official debut on Sunday as part of the institution's Allison Maher Stern Snow Leopard Exhibit. They haven't been named as of yet, and are the first babies of mom Zoe and dad Askai.

Earlier this year, another snow-leopard cub debuted at the Bronx Zoo, but this is the first time one of the critters was born in Central Park. The pair will only be outside at intervals for now—they still need to get used to the space—but you and the kids should be able to catch a glimpse of them in their new habitat. You can also watch the video below for a peek at the cubs as they explore their surroundings, scamper and be generally super-adorable.

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