As you might have noticed, our snow leopards Kaba and Shyla have moved down to the Rocky Coasts area for the summer.
After the passing of Anna, our cougar, we had an empty space and a need to freshen up the snow leopards’ exhibit. We are awaiting the latest transfer and breeding recommendations for the Snow Leopard Species Survival Plan (SSP) and the timing of that will dictate when they move back. We have a great volunteer group lined up to help with the bark chip removal this weekend and we’ll continue to work in there until the snow leopards move back.
They have adapted very well to their temporary summer home and will often come right up to the kids in the tunnel and will lay on their raised platform keeping watch over their territory. The best time to visit them is in the early morning when it’s cooler out. Stop by and visit them soon!
– David Hamilton, General Curator