Leopard Cub Makes Public Debut at Santa Barbara Zoo

Marta, an Amur leopard cub, made her public debut on Thursday, November 4, at Santa Barbara Zoo in California.

The almost three-month-old cub, Marta, will be slowly eased into her outdoor home and her time in front of the public will be slowly increased in the following week or two, with mom Ajax nearby.

Marta is the first Amur leopard to be born at the Santa Barbara Zoo in more than 20 years. Amur leopards are the most endangered of all the big cats, with fewer than 100 remaining in the wild.

Video released by the zoo shows Marta exploring her home. Credit: Santa Barbara Zoo via Storyful

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