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Fri May 3, 2019, 04:43 AM

Snow leopard cub born at Como Zoo in St. Paul

ST. PAUL — A snow leopard gave birth to a cub at Como Zoo here this week.

The birth marks the first pregnancy for Alya, the cub’s 4-year-old mother, and Moutig, the father, who is 6.

It's the first snow leopard birth at the St. Paul zoo since 2007. Alya gave birth Tuesday, April 30.

The gender of the cub remains unknown. Both the mother and cub are being closely monitored over a closed-circuit video system. Alya is “exhibiting exceptional care” for the newborn and “displaying positive maternal behaviors,” according zoo officials.

Read more: https://www.inforum.com/news/science-and-nature/1015461-Snow-leopard-cub-born-at-Como-Zoo-in-St.-Paul


Como Zoo has a new resident – a snow leopard cub born Tuesday, April 30, 2019. This was the first pregnancy for the cub’s 4-year-old mother, Alya, and 6-year-old father, Moutig, and the first snow leopard birth at Como Zoo since 2007. (Courtesy of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory)

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TexasTowelie May 2019 OP
pansypoo53219 May 2019 #1
pazzyanne May 2019 #2
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 07:02 AM

1. i guess our milw zoo is big on snow leopard breeding. read an article a few months ago.

8 or 9, gotta spread them around for DNA. AND NOT ONE PIC!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 07:27 AM

2. Snow leopards are another endangered species.

I welcome every newborn cub anywhere in the world. Human beings can be despicable. Why do we have to kill the beauty and uniqueness in the natural world? I was taught to respect nature and it's creatures. When are we going to learn that ALL living things have a right to life and a home to live in?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 05:56 PM

3. and where did I read that there are more tigers locked up then in the wild......

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #3)

Fri May 10, 2019, 09:04 PM

4. Sad but true

The Minnesota Zoo has been active in the breeding program for a long time. I beleive I've read there that there are about 5,000 Siberian (Amur) tigers in capativity in the U.S.. but less than 600 in the wild. Though, there has been a small increase in the wild population in the last few years.

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