New Residents At Greenville Zoo

And you can help name the cubs!

Patrick Gentry
September 28, 2017 - 5:36 pm
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Visitors to the Greenville Zoo can finally see the zoo’s Amur leopard cubs up close. Born April 29th, the siblings – one male and one female – are now old enough to be on exhibit.

Zoo staff is planning to hold a naming contest for the cubs with proceeds going to organizations working to support conservation of Amur leopards and tigers in the wild.

The cubs are the first offspring for Jade, the zoo’s seven-year-old female and Nelkan, an 11-year-old male that was imported from a zoo in Germany as part of the Amur Leopard Species Survival Plan. Jade was transferred to the Greenville Zoo in 2011 from a zoo in South Bend, Indiana.

Nelkan was imported and transferred to the Greenville Zoo specifically to breed with Jade. He arrived at the zoo in November and the two were introduced on January 18.

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