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Snow leopard cub born at Memphis Zoo is first in more than a decade

(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Zoo is celebrating something that has not happened at the zoo in more than a decade. A snow leopard cub was born July 19.

Snow leopards are highly endangered, making this birth a very big event.

The cub was born to parents Ateri, a first time mother, and Darhan.

"Ateri is a great mother," says Matt Thompson, Director of Animal Programs. "This was her first cub, and everything is going smoothly."

This week, Memphis Zoo veterinarians performed the first neonatal exam on the snow leopard cub. He is in excellent health and appears to be doing well.

Now comes the fun part... you have a chance to get involved in the naming ceremony for the new snow leopard cub! Action News 5 is teaming up with Memphis Zoo to give you the chance to vote on the cub's name.

Keep tabs on WMCTV.COM and Action News 5's Facebook page in the coming days for instructions on how to vote.

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