The Assiniboine Park Zoo in western Canada announced that snow leopard Batu gave birth to two cubs on May 7, 2018 and they are in excellent health. The snow leopards are part of a special program by accredited North American zoos and aquariums that oversees the population management of threatened and endangered species.
The cubs are said to have been bonding with mom over the last two weeks. They passed a veterinary check-up yesterday with flying colours. They will spend a few more weeks growing and getting stronger before they will be allowed outdoors.
There is no firm date for when the public will get to see them, but it is expected to be during the summer months, probably July or August.