On May 6, twin male cubs were born to a pair of first-time parents of snow leopards at the Bronx Zoo. The pair of these cuddly snow leopard cubs is on display along with their mom at the outdoor Himalayan Highlands exhibit of the zoo. The exhibition received the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Exhibit Award for outstanding design in 1987.
This exhibition is run by the Wildlife Conservation Society, which is working in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and western China to combat deforestation and poaching of the big cats. The past projects of the society included work with snow leopards in Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia.