Vienna Zoo

Newborn Leopard Cubs Exploring Their Habitat Will Make Your Day

May 03, 2018 - 2:38 pm

By Rebecca Zamer/Joe Cingrana

Two baby leopard cubs made their debut at Austria's Vienna Zoo and put on an adorable show for the world to see.

The endangered Amur leopard births are important for growing their species which are threatened with extinction. Leopards (Panthera pardus) are widely distributed across Africa and Asia, but populations have become reduced and isolated. According to the IUCN Red List, Panthera pardus is listed as "Vulnerable" while the Amur leopard subspecies is listed as "Critically Endangered" with less than 60 left in the wild.

The newborn twins are now exploring their surroundings and learning how to climb and play with the help of their mom, Ida.

This pair of cuties will definitely make your day!