New Amur Leopard Cubs at Gvl Zoo

The Most Endangered Cat in the Wild

Matthew Causey
February 26, 2020 - 4:14 pm
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A pair of adorable new Amur leopard cubs were born at the Greenville Zoo.

The two cubs were born on February 10th to the zoo's 9-year old female leopard, Jade, and their 13-year-old male, Nelkan. This is their second litter.

The zoo said the nursing of the cubs is being monitored and is going well.

In order to more closely match the conditions in the wild, where the male isn't normally present, Jade and her cubs were temporarily sent to the Philadelphia Zoo.

But they'll be back at the Greenville Zoo in a few months when the cubs are old enough to join the zoo exhibit.

The Amur Leopard, from East Asia, is the most endangered wild cat. Only about 100 remain in the wild due to extensive poaching and habitat loss.

So here's to the continued healthy growth and development of Jade's new cubs.

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