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Granby Zoo announces the birth of two baby leopards

Granby Zoo announces the birth of two baby leopards
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Granby Zoo has two new residents, as the zoo announced the birth of two Amur leopards last week.

The leopard cubs were birthed by five-year-old Hope, who has become a first-time mother.

“Mom is currently being kept isolated with her babies and a camera lets us make sure everything goes smoothly 24-hour a day,” the zoo wrote on its Facebook page. “As of today, we are relieved and excited to see both little ones drinking well and being very vigorous.”

According to the International Society for Endangered Cats, Amur leopards are one of the world’s most endangered species.

The mother is being kept in isolation with her two offspring with 24- hour surveillance so that zoo staff can make sure that all three are healthy.

“These births are a significant achievement in ex situ conservation efforts for the species and are almost a miracle,” said zoo director of animal care Karl Fournier.

The zoo is currently home to five leopards, including the newborns' father, Baiko.

Watch the video below courtesy of Granby Zoo! 

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