Sedgwick County Zoo workers caring for baby leopard

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Members of the Sedgwick County Zoo's animal care staff and veterinary team are playing the role of a mother leopard.

Team members are caring for an endangered male Amur leopard that was born on May 27th. An adult leopard named Emerald gave birth to three cubs but was not interested in caring for them. Two of the cubs died from unintentional injuries from their mother. 

The surviving cub weighed 1 pound at birth. He now weighs six pounds and is starting to eat solid foods. 

Zoo team members are working with the Amur leopard Species Survival Plan to determine the next steps.  

More than 200 Amur leopards live in human care across North America, Europe and Russia. 

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