Two critically endangered Amur leopard cubs were born at the Saint Louis Zoo on April 21, 2022. It’s great news as such that no other cubs have been born in the zoo since 2010. The birth of these two female Amur leopards is a significant contribution to the population of Amur leopards in North American zoos.
Their mother Dorothy (Dot), and father Samson are 4 years old. They have become parents for the first time in their life and were very happy to see their cubs. Mother and the cubs, however, are kept in a separate den but sometimes Sam gives some visits to his family.
The staff of the zoo has claimed that Dorothy behaves very accurately with her cubs and is a great mom. On May 5, at 2 weeks old, the cubs had their first check by the Zoo veterinary care team where they were briefly examined and weighed, then returned to Dot. The cubs were weighing 2.5 pounds which was great. Such births are very crusial to our surroundings.