Snow Leopards

Snow Leopards are much more suited to the temperatures we have here in Winnipeg than the African Leopards are.  The Snow Leopards love the snow.

Our zoo has been very successful in breeding these beautiful Leopards over the years and last year had two more cubs born here.  Although I am not thrilled with the cages they are kept in, they seem to be doing just fine here.  I would be happy if these animals could move to the soon to be vacant Lion enclosure, where they will have more room and will be easier to see and take pictures of.

Here are a few pictures I took of the Snow Leopards when I was at the zoo on Friday.

Mom and both her cubs in a pile (just mom and 1 cub in view this picture)
Mom and both her cubs in a pile (just mom and 1 cub in view this picture)
Other cub with tail belonging to one of the two in picture above
Other cub with tail belonging to one of the two in picture above
Single Snow Leopard
Single Snow Leopard
Another Snow Leopard
Another Snow Leopard

It was obviously nap time when I was there.  🙂