Rare cubs on show at Marwell

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Three snow leopard cubs have taken their public bow at a Hampshire zoo.

The cubs took their first steps outside their den 12 weeks after they were born at Marwell Zoo, near Winchester.

The snow leopard cubs born at Marwell

The snow leopard cubs born at Marwell

The snow leopard is an endangered species only around 4,000 animals left.

The female cub has been named Animesh, which means “bright” and “to stare open eyed” in Nepalese. One of her brothers is called Ariun, meaning “pure” in Mongolian, and keepers are asking the public to help them name the second male cub.