Just in time for Chol Hamoed, the Bronx Zoo showed off its newest resident: a snow leopard born there in the spring. The 17-pound cub is the first son of Leo, an orphaned snow leopard who was brought to the zoo after his mother and siblings were killed in Pakistan in 2005.
The Bronx Zoo was the first zoo in North America to exhibit snow leopards in 1903. It has bred more than 70 since then. It currently has 10 snow leopards, among the world’s most endangered large cats.