Snow leopard twins look forward to the holidays.
Posted December 11, 2013. Photo courtesy of Randy Landavazo.
While the rest of us may be shivering in the cold, snow leopard twins Kira and Trini have thick fur and are well-suited for the season. Born May 3, the female cubs are mom Kachina’s sixth litter. This is their first winter, and zookeepers are making it a special one with Holiday Enrichment on December 21.
Snow leopards (Panthera uncia) live in cold mountainous regions of Central Asia. Fewer than 5,000 snow leopards exist in the wild due to hunting and habitat loss. The ABQ BioPark is part of a Species Survival Plan for snow leopards, and for the past eight years, has had the most successful breeding program in the United States.
On December 21, Trini and Kira will receive presents with edible goodies hidden inside. What’s your favorite holiday treat? Tell us on Facebook.