Sunday, February 16, 2020 10:59 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Officials at a Michigan zoo are hoping its male snow leopard hooks up with a female snow leopard he was paired with through a breeding program that aims to give the threatened species a boost. Binder Park Zoo recently introduced Victoria, a 2-year-old snow leopard from a Nebraska zoo, with Raj, who's been at the Binder Park Zoo since 2012. Zoo officials hope the pair produces a litter of cubs. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports the big cats were matched through a Species Survival Program breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquarium to make sure they were genetically compatible.