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Snow leopard gives birth at Seneca Park Zoo

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May 27, 2019 10:23 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- The Seneca Park Zoo has some exciting news! 

Their snow leopard gave birth to cubs this Memorial Day. 

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Timila is a first-time mom and has only started caring for one of her cubs. 

Staff are currently taking care of the little guy pictured above. 

They will attempt to return him back to Timila in the coming days. 

"Exciting news at the Seneca Park Zoo - our snow leopard Timila gave birth to cubs today!" exclaimed Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. " As a first-time mom, Timila was a bit unsure and delivered one cub in her outdoor habitat and one cub in her maternity den. Timila appears to be caring for the cub that is with her indoors.  The other cub, a male who was born in the outdoor habitat, was retrieved by Animal Care staff and brought to the Zoo's on-site animal hospital. While he appears strong and healthy, this cub will face a difficult road ahead. Over the next few days, Animal Care staff will attempt to return this cub to Timila. In the meantime, Timila will remain in her off-exhibit maternity den with the other cub. Animal Care staff will be monitoring Timila and her cubs closely and we will continue to keep the public updated on their progress." 

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