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Wednesday 23 April 2014

How apt! Name needed for snow leopard at Dublin Zoo

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Snow Leopard in Need of a Name
 
Dublin Zoo would like to invite you to suggest a name for a young female snow leopard that arrived at the Zoo earlier this year. The, yet-to-be-named, female is two years old and came from a zoo in the Czech Republic. Fans can submit their suggested names, which should be based on the snow leopards Asian origin, to www.facebook.com/dublinzoo and be in with a chance to win a family pass.
 
The female snow leopard has been paired with a seven year old male, named Kimo, who arrived from a zoo in Germany at the same time. Both snow leopards, who have already shown interest in each other, have come to Dublin Zoo as part of the international breeding programme.
 
Dublin Zoos Operations Manager, Gerry Creighton, said Both snow leopards have settled into their habitat at Dublin Zoo really well. The male, Kimo, came to Dublin Zoo with his name but the female needs a name. Snow leopards are found in the mountain ranges of central Asia including the Himalayas, so Dublin Zoo is looking for a name from that region.
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Snow Leopard in Need of a Name

Dublin Zoo are appealing to the public to help them name a new baby snow leopard.

The young female is two years old, but has just been flown in from the Czech Republic.

And, as bouts of snow grip the nation, it's only fitting that the appeal comes now.

The zoo are encouraging animal lovers to incorporate the leopard's Asian ancestry into her name.

She and a male leopard, Kimo (7) have been paired together as part of an international breeding programme and are already showing interest in one another.

Fans can submit their suggested names, which should be based on the snow leopards Asian origin, to www.facebook.com/dublinzoo and be in with a chance to win a family pass.

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