Chattanooga: Zoo's snow leopard cub goes on display

Chattanooga: Zoo's snow leopard cub goes on display

February 21st, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Chattanooga Zoo's six-week-old Snow Leopard cub sits on a table after her weigh-in at the Zoo in Chattanooga, Tenn. Snow leopard cubs only have a 30 percent survival rate and the species is endangered. Staff photo by Jenna Walker

A snow leopard cub born at the Chattanooga Zoo turned six weeks old Monday and will be on exhibit Saturday.

The baby leopard weighs about 5 pounds and was born about a week before the death of the zoo's mascot, Hank the chimpanzee. Hank was found dead on Jan. 24.

Zoo officials call the cub a sign of hope for the Chattanooga community.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Times Free Press.