BROOKFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — It doesn’t matter how cute you think he is, this is one cat you can’t take home.
Born on June 13th, Brookfield Zoo‘s snow leopard cub made it’s debut this Wednesday, September 18th.READ MORE: Chaos In The Loop Leads To Shooting, Beatings; 21 Young People Arrested
When we last checked in with the cub in August, it weighed 10 pounds. It’s now a whopping 15 pounds and growing.READ MORE: Office Of Former Attorney William Enslen Goes Up In Flames After His Unsolved Murder In June
You can see the cub with his mother, Sarani, and father, Sabu, in Brookfield Zoo’s “Big Cats” exhibit.
According to Brookfield Zoo, “Snow leopards are most active at night and tend to move quietly. Their mountaintop habitats provide excellent camouflage for a surprise ambush. A snow leopard’s thick fur grows longer in winter for added protection. Their unique paws are entirely covered in fur and are wide enough to act as snowshoes. Although they do not roar, they do moan and growl. And to their cubs and mates, they make a reassuring puffing sound through their nostrils, which is called ‘prusten’ or ‘chuffing.'”MORE NEWS: West Side Middle Schoolers' Holiday Wrapping Paper Design Goes National