A Birth for our Snow leopard!
After our Amur leopard Hope’s double birth, it’s now Elsa’s turn to surprise the staff by giving birth to a little snow leopard.
The 6-year-old mom gave birth to her little cub last May 15.
Elsa is a model mom and gives her offspring all the necessary cares. Being an AZA accredited institution, our couple, Elsa and Kang are part of a conservation program. Our goal is to see them reproduced in order to increase the species genetic diversity. After almost three years of trying, we’re very proud of this birth!
ABOUT THE SNOW LEOPARD:
- Between 3500 and 7000 surviving individuals can be found in the wild. As a result, it is designated "Vulnerable" on the IUCN red list.
- About 600 individuals live inside zoo environments around the world.
- The charismatic snow leopard is considered the monarch of the mountains for its beauty and its role in the mountain ecosystem of Central Asia.
About the Zoo de Granby
The Zoo de Granby is a non-profit organization, founded in 1953. Its mission is to Take Action to Preserve Wildlife. The Zoo participates in 43 programs included in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) and shelters 45 at-risk species. The Zoo de Granby leads or collaborates with more than twenty conservation projects in Quebec as well as in many other locations all around the planet.