Snow leopard cubs unwind at eastern India zoo

There are four snow leopard cubs in the zoological park.

"Three snow leopard cubs that were born, they have almost completed 90 days. The cubs they are very healthy and very playful," said Director of the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Dharmadao Rai.

Rai said the zoo also acts as a captive breeding center and would authorities would be releasing the snow leopards into the wild as their numbers rise.

The snow leopard is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species, the big cats are rarely seen in the wild, let alone within city limits.

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