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Snow leopard cub debuts at Hogle Zoo

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  • It must be...
    July 16, 2009 10:49 a.m.

    Shy and elusive. No photo!

  • Anonymous
    July 16, 2009 11:02 a.m.

    We want a picture!!

  • Anonymous
    July 16, 2009 12:56 p.m.

    Check out the Zoo web site. They have a little pic of him.

  • Anonymous
    July 16, 2009 3:11 p.m.

    i hope he stays in the hogle zoo and they dont send him off to another zoo

  • DM
    July 16, 2009 5:21 p.m.

    The cub will most likely stay with its mother for about a year or so and then get sent to another zoo for breeding

  • CP
    July 17, 2009 3:18 a.m.

    I think that is so great! The little cub is so cute!

  • TH
    July 17, 2009 8:47 a.m.

    This is really a sweet picture. I love Cats and I love this photograph. Deseret News always has the best animal photo's. Thanks :)

  • observing
    July 17, 2009 10:53 a.m.

    The snowleopard's native habitat is far up in the snow covered mountains. How humane is it to keep an animal like this in 100-degree weather? An elusive, secretive animal that seeks solitude and cold temperatures is in the middle of a display in Salt Lake City. Sure, it's great to see it, but you could go online and see photos and these animals wouldn't have to be miserable. I saw the news coverage and the mother just panted and panted. Cats don't generally pant. And here's her little cub out for the first time and there are people at the glass viewing window all over the place. The poor mother has to be dealing with some terrible anxiety. Zoos should be abolished. Animals should be protected in their native habitat and human beings should stop being so selfish as to want to use them as something to keep and look at. How selfish. I wish this poor mother and her little one the best.

  • @oberserving
    July 17, 2009 12:28 p.m.

    I totally agree with you! It's very sad to see a wild animal kept in captivity for human amusement- seems so uncivilized and cruel!