Snow leopard youngster makes zoo debut with mother

The snow leopard, also known as Panthera uncia, is a large cat native to the mountainous regions of Central and South Asia. It is a highly endangered species, with only an estimated 4,000-6,500 individuals remaining in the wild. The snow leopard is known for its distinctive white fur with black spots, which provides excellent camouflage in its snowy habitat. It is a solitary and elusive animal, making it difficult to study and protect. Conservation efforts are underway to protect the snow leopard and its habitat, including the establishment of protected areas and anti-poaching measures.