CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — The Richmond Metro Zoo is celebrating the birth of two snow leopards.
Local media report that the cubs were born in May to their parents, 2-year-old Elsa and 3-year-old Nitro.
The cubs are the first of their kind to be born at the Chesterfield zoo. One of the newborns is a female and the other is a male.
Snow leopards are considered endangered species. Officials estimate there are only between 3,000 and 6,000 left in the world.
The cubs aren’t yet on display. The zoo says it will put them out on exhibit once they’re strong enough to follow their mother outside.
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