Brookfield Zoo introduces 3-month old snow leopard Cub

A three month old snow leopard cub is seen at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois

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Sarani the snow leopard first poked her head out to see if it was safe, then let her 3-month-old son take a few steps Wednesday September 18, 2013, making his public debut at the Brookfield Zoo.

The 15-pound snow leopard cub — the zoo’s first cub in 21 years — has been in a holding area with his mother for three months, allowing zoo staff to make sure Sarani felt secure about her baby. (Chicago Sun Times)

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