TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A baby snow leopard born at an Ohio zoo is now on exhibit.
Babochka is on display for the first time since her birth in March at the Toledo Zoo.
The Blade in Toledo reports the cub’s parents, Greta and Shishir, were imported from Scandinavia in 2017 to start a new bloodline in North America.
Snow leopards are listed as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources’ Red List.
An international conservation group called Panthera estimates there are between 4,500 and 10,000 specimens in the wild.
The World Wide Fund for Nature cites poaching, human encroachment and climate change as stressors on the species population.