June 19, 2012
A leopard cub, a member of a critically endangered species, born at the Denver Zoo this spring can now be seen by the public.
Until now, Makar, an Amur leopard, has been kept behind the scenes with his mother, Dazma, but veterinarians just gave the go ahead for the cub to be viewed at the zoo’s Feline Building. 
Amur leopards are nearly extinct in the wild, with a small number — less than 40 — remaining in eastern Russia. 

A leopard cub, a member of a critically endangered species, born at the Denver Zoo this spring can now be seen by the public.

Until now, Makar, an Amur leopard, has been kept behind the scenes with his mother, Dazma, but veterinarians just gave the go ahead for the cub to be viewed at the zoo’s Feline Building. 

Amur leopards are nearly extinct in the wild, with a small number — less than 40 — remaining in eastern Russia. 

(Source: denverpost.com`)

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