It was on Instagram in particular that Zoo Zurich shared the good news: “We are very happy to announce that two snow leopards were born at the beginning of May in #zoozuerich. 🥳 Both young animals are doing well.
The mother is called Saida and the father Shahrukh. The couple were integrated into the zoo in 2020. The dad keeps a distance but pays a visit within reach from time to time. A rare phenomenon, nearly 24 hours passed between the two births. The most recent in Zurich dates back to 2014.
“Panther babies” will spend the next few weeks in their birth cave and will not be visible to visitors during this period. The gestation cave is nevertheless equipped with a camera that allows you to discover the tender attention that Saïda pays to her young.