Cape May County Zoo Society
707 North Route 9
PO Box 864
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
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We are proud to announce the birth of two snow leopard cubs to mother Himani on April 20 of this year.
Naming contest to begin when gender is determined in a few weeks. Stay tune.
The most successful snow leopard breeding program in the country is right here at the Cape May County Zoo. On Saturday, April 20, 2013 mother Snow Leopard Himani gave birth to 2 cubs. This is her 4th consecutive litter. She has given birth to 7 cubs in 4 years, making her and father Vijay one of most prolific Snow Leopard pair in North America. The Zoo is an Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accredited and actively participates in the Species Survival Plan (SSP) breeding program for endangered animals.
The cubs are strong and healthy. As usual Himani is taking great care of them. The gender of the cubs will not be known for several weeks.
Brand new at the Zoo this year is “Cub Cam” TV. Zoo patrons will be able to observe the cubs and Mom while still in the nest box. Natural behaviors will be observed like nursing, grooming and playing, all never before seen by the public. Visitors will be able to view the cubs in person when they eventually come outside on their own in early June.
The father 'Vijay' is a 14 year old male and the mother 'Himani' is a 10 year old female. The cubs born in previous years, Sabu, Kaba, Nubo, Chameli and Bali, are all
starting families of their own in other accredited AZA zoos around the country.
The Zoological Society will be conducting a “Name the Cubs” contest open to kids ages 12 and under.
The Cape May County Zoological Society is building a new snow leopard habitat with maternity den that will be started this year. Help us in this important capital improvement campaign.