Too cute! Snow leopard cub born at Milwaukee County Zoo

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new fuzzy member has joined the Milwaukee County Zoo family! 

The zoo announced the birth of a female snow leopard cub who will turn 2 months old Saturday, July 11. 

According to the zoo, she's keeping mom, Oyra, very busy! Zookeepers say the cub is regularly nursing from mom and will continue to do so until she's a few months old. She will soon get her first taste of meat. 


While no visitors are allowed to see the new cub just yet so mom and baby can benefit from "quiet time," the zoo says they look forward to showing her off more soon! 

A news release from the zoo says Orya, who is 6 years old, arrived in 2016 from Zoo Zurich in Switzerland. Orya is the second of two snow leopards acquired by MCZ as a result of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Gifts to the Community, a program that offered special opportunities and experiences throughout the region.

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