Rare Amur Leopard Cub Born at Santa Barbara Zoo

By Ryan P. Cruz, Santa Barbara Independent | Reference Source

Ajax, Santa Barbara Zoo's Amur leopard, gave birth to her first cub early last Thursday morning - the first Amur leopard born at the zoo in more than 20 years! The Amur leopard is an endangered Species with fewer than 100 in the wild.

Marta, the new 517 gram female cub, is healthy and thriving thanks to her mother, Ajax. According to Jennifer Zacharias, Ajax is now "the most genetically valuable female Amur leopard in North America..." read more...

Credit: Courtesy Santa Barbara Zoo




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