Persian leopard triplets born in June were presented Tuesday at the Budapest Zoo. The cubs — a male and two females — were born at the zoo on June 19 and are doing well, said zoo spokesman Zoltan Hanga.
The Persian leopard is the largest of the leopard subspecies and is native to Western Asian countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Armenia.
The leopard is endangered, however, with less than 2,000 thought to be living in the wild. An additional 74 leopards live in zoos.
The cubs born in Hungary — sisters Bella and Bara and brother Bahar — are part of a breeding program of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria.
Their parents — father Nadir and mother Cezi — arrived at the Budapest Zoo in mid-2003. Their first offspring, Asszir was born June 6, 2005, and is now at the Jerusalem Zoo.
The three cubs will stay in Budapest for about a year, when they will be transferred to other zoos around the world.
Last Mod: 15 Ağustos 2007, 21:26