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Oh baby! Newest residents of Utah’s Hogle Zoo make their debut

Skye, an Amur leopard cub, stays with his mom, Zeya, at Utah’s Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Yukai Peng, Deseret News

Skye, an Amur leopard cub, lounges with mom Zeya at Utah’s Hogle Zoo as he and his sister, Storm, make their debut at Utah’s Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on Thursday. The cubs were born on March 19, and, according to zoo officials, they have been spending time with their mom and learning to negotiate the different levels of their exhibit. Amur leopards are a critically endangered species with estimates as low as 84 left in the wild. In addition to the Amur leopard cubs, the zoo welcomed the birth of a baby Western lowland gorilla to first-time parents Jabali and Husani on July 6. It was the first successful birth of a Western lowland gorilla in the zoo’s history. Guests can visit the Amur leopard cubs each day while the zoo is open, and the baby gorilla daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by reserving a time slot at hoglezoo.org. Baby gorilla viewing is indoors and masks are required. The rare opportunity to name the bouncing baby girl will go up for auction during the zoo’s annual fundraising gala, Zoo Rendezvous, which will be held virtually on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.

Jabali, a Western lowland gorilla, cradles her baby at Utah’s Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The opportunity to name the baby girl will go up for auction during the zoo’s annual fundraising gala, Zoo Rendezvous, which will be held virtually on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
Jabali, a Western lowland gorilla, cradles her baby at Utah’s Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The opportunity to name the baby girl will go up for auction during the zoo’s annual fundraising gala, Zoo Rendezvous, which will be held virtually on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
Yukai Peng, Deseret News