It is quite common for cats to interrupt a birth and pass several hours between births – but 24 hours is rather unusual, as the zoo announced on Monday. The zoo employees were all the more surprised and happy when Saida gave birth to a second baby after the first one. For them it is the first litter.
While the males are loners in nature and do not take care of their offspring, father Shahrukh keeps looking into the den, as the statement says.
But until the visitors see the two little snow leopards, they have to be patient. The two will spend the next few weeks in their den. Only after two to four months do they follow their mother into the outdoor enclosure.