Seneca Park Zoo's Snow Leopard cub dealing with infection, has 'tough road' ahead | WHEC.com

Seneca Park Zoo's Snow Leopard cub dealing with infection, has 'tough road' ahead

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Updated: April 26, 2021 01:55 PM
Created: April 26, 2021 10:35 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)—Not even two weeks old, the new snow leopard cub at the Seneca Park Zoo is dealing with an infection, and faces a "tough road" ahead.

In a Facebook post Sunday, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello said the cub, who is 10 days old, developed an upper respiratory infection but is receiving "around the clock care" from zoo staff.

The as-yet-unnamed cub had to be taken away from his mother, Timila, after worries by the veterinary staff about his condition and Timila's behavior. When first examined, the cub was hypothermic and dehydrated. He will be hand-raised going forward.

Bello said the cub is being treated with medication and oxygen therapy, and despite the described road ahead, Bello said the team is committed to giving the cub care.


 


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