Snow leopards at Micke Grove Zoo
The Zoo’s strong commitment and successful history with snow leopards were both major factors in the Felid TAG’s decision to select a lively female snow leopard cub for transfer to the Micke Grove Zoo.
The Zoo has housed a
total of 14 snow leopards from 1985 through 2012. Three litters
(seven cubs total) have been born and raised at this zoo. Micke
Grove Zoo has demonstrated their continued commitment to this
species by developing a new master plan which includes an exciting
new snow leopard exhibit as the principal focus of the upcoming
Micke Grove Zoo is
dedicated to the preservation of snow leopards and their wild
habitats for the health of the entire Himalayan ecosystem and for
future generations to learn from. As we work towards finishing the
construction on the new snow leopard exhibit, we also hope to expand
our education, research, and breeding programs here at the Zoo.
Click here to learn more about our snow leopard conservation program.
Micke Grove Zoo also
partners with non-profits organizations dedicated to saving snow
leopards, a rare and endangered species found naturally in the high
mountains of the Himalayas. Organizations such as the Snow
Leopard Trust operate "adoption" and other programs to
support snow leopard conservation projects. Together, we are
dedicated to identifying ways people around the world can help
protect this beautiful and majestic species. Click the links below
to explore our partners.
Snow Leopard Trust
Snow Leopard Conservancy
Click here for a video clip of the snow leopard cub at Albuquerque BioPark before she came to live at Micke Grove Zoo!
Follow updates on this new cat by reading our
Snow leopard cub Blog!
Follow updates on this new cat by reading our Snow leopard cub Blog!