ALOUS AND CHERY GAVE BIRTH TO THE 12TH AND 13TH CUBS
The addition to the family of spotted predators took place on July 10, on the eve of the Day of the Persian Leopard. Now the cubs are together with their mother in an equipped lie, the specialists of the Center are watching them day and night.
For Chery and Alous, this is the sixth litter. In total, the couple gave birth to 13 kittens. Khosta and Laura, who are preparing for the release, are also descendants of this couple.
Thus, since 2009 when the Center began its work, 25 kittens have already been born there.
It will be possible to find out the sex of kittens only in a few months during their first scheduled vaccination. At the same time, specialists will be able to examine young leopards.
The Persian Leopard Reintroduction Program is implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation with the participation of the Sochi National Park, Caucasus Reserve, WWF-Russia, the A. N. Severtsov Insitute of Ecology and Evolution, The Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories and Moscow zoo, as well as with the assistance of the International Union for Сonservation of Nature (IUCN) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).