There's something new at the Akron Zoo--a Snow Leopard Cub!
The female cub was born on April 29 and is currently in a private cubbing area with mom, Shanti.
Zoo officials say she's healthy, but she does have a congenital eye defect, which is fairly common in Snow Leopards. Once she's older, they'll determine the best course of action--which could include surgery.
This is Shanti’s eighth cub. She previously welcomed two cubs in 2012, two cubs in 2014, and three cubs in 2016 with her previous mate, Roscoe.
This cub’s father is Tai Lung, who is a first-time father.