Knowledgeable keepers and vets on the wildlife conservation charity confirmed the intercourse of the eight-week-old cubs throughout their first routine well being test on Tuesday 26 July. The trio of tiny new arrivals, who’re doing effectively, might be named quickly.
Keith Gilchrist, dwelling collections supervisor at Highland Wildlife Park stated, “We had been thrilled to welcome three snow leopard cubs to mum Animesh and first-time dad Koshi earlier this summer time. It is extremely thrilling to search out out we now have two little women and a boy and that each one three cubs are in good well being.
“They’re already turning into extra assured daily and it’s unimaginable to see them develop and develop. Some fortunate guests have already been capable of spot them as they’ve began to discover farther from the cubbing den.
“Like all of the animals in our care, our snow leopards play an necessary position in attracting and fascinating 1000’s of holiday makers annually to allow them to be taught in regards to the threats animals face within the wild and the motion they will take to assist. Their energy to attach folks with nature and encourage behaviour change is invaluable.”
Within the wild, snow leopards could be discovered within the distant mountainous areas of central Asia. Now protected all through a lot of their native vary, snow leopard populations are nonetheless threatened because of a decline in obtainable prey and human battle.
Keith added, “It has been a unbelievable 12 months of births right here on the park with our three tiger cubs lately turning one and Brodie, our lovable polar bear cub, persevering with to seize the hearts of our guests. Now with the addition of our trio of snow leopard cubs, we are able to’t consider a greater technique to rejoice the park’s fiftieth 12 months.”
At simply eight weeks previous, the cubs are nonetheless depending on mum and are spending a lot of their time within the cubbing den. Guests would possibly be capable of spot them exploring their enclosure and studying extra about their environment within the coming weeks.