4-month-old snow leopard cub dies at Cape May County Zoo

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — A snow leopard cub born at the Cape May County Zoo in May died this week from a brain infection, the zoo announced in a news release.

Zara, whose name means “princess” in a Himalayan language, became ill on Sept. 29 and her condition worsened through the weekend. She was taken to Northstar Veterinary Hospital in Maple Shade on Monday morning for an MRI and neurological checkup, and died that day.

Veterinarians determined Zara had a severe brain infection and are still working to identify what caused the infection.

“She was only four months old …read more

Source: NJ.com Cape May

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