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Twin snow leopard cubs make debut at Syracuse zoo

September 21, 2018

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Twin snow leopard cubs born at an upstate New York zoo earlier this year have made their public debut.

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse introduced males Ozzy and Strut on Thursday in the snow leopard exhibit.

The cubs were born to mother Daania and father Senge on May 30. The twins are the zoo’s fourth and fifth snow leopard cubs born there since 2012 as part of a national plan to ensure endangered or threatened species continue to survive.

The Syracuse zoo’s last cub was Asa, born in 2014 and now at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Wildlife experts estimate there are fewer than 7,000 snow leopards that exist in their native habitats in the high regions of Central Asia.

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