Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Snow leopards are very reclusive and are found in the high, rugged mountains of Central Asia. Illegally hunted for the fur trade, snow leopards are very rare. It is estimated that there are only 3,500 to 7,000 remaining in the wild.

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The new baby patas monkey's name is ... Kasi!

Over 2,200 people voted for the name for our new baby patas monkey, who turns out to be a girl. The winning name is Kasi, meaning "speed" in Swahili. Cynthia Tynan of Oswego submitted this name because patas monkeys are the world's fastest primates!

 

A total of 2,217 votes came in during our onling vote, and Kasi won by a landslide!

The name received 1,479 votes, or 67 percent of the vote. The closest runner-up was Zuri, or "beautiful" in Swahili, which received 10 percent of the vote.

The new baby, born on September 16, is currently on exhibit in the Social Animals building with mother, Becca, father MJ and the rest of her patas monkey extended family.

Thanks to everyone who voted! 

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