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Watch: Snow leopard cub makes public debut at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo

The Woodland Park Zoo's new snow leopard cub officially made his public debut on Tuesday. (Photo: KOMO News)

SEATTLE - The Woodland Park Zoo's new snow leopard cub officially made his public debut on Tuesday.

Aibek was a little camera shy at first, but his mom, Helen, kept a close eye on him. Zookeepers said he climbed, pounced and was eager to see the outdoor exhibit.

Aibek, which is Kyrgyzstani and means "will live for many moons," was born at the zoo on July 6.

Zoo officials said he's the first single cub to be born at Woodland Park. They said usually snow leopards have a litter of two or three cubs at a time, so he may be a little more timid when exploring his new digs.

Zookeepers said the two-month-old cub now weighs a little over 10 pounds. He's also got a hearty appetite and was seen snacking on large chunks of meat.

Woodland Park Zoo visitors can see Aibek and his family from noon to 3:00 p.m. daily in the Australasia exhibit.



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