The Akron Zoo has welcomed a new member to its snow leopard family.
The cub was born April 29 to mom Shanti, the zoo's resident female snow leopard, and her mate, Tai Lung.
Snow leopard populations in zoos have been growing in recent years. The Akron Zoo partners with the Snow Leopard Species Survival Plan which will relocate the cub when she’s old enough.
The zoo’s Elena Bell says it’s typical for snow leopards in the wild to leave their mother in search of a mate.