January 9, 2015
5 Pictures Cute Enough to Make You Forget about the Cold
Tired of hearing people complain about freezing cold weather yet? Tough first week back at the office? Just need something charming to kick off the weekend?
We recommend the following antidote: totally cute critters frolicking in NYC’s first snowfall at the Bronx Zoo.
Ruddy-headed geese: A new species of South American waterfowl at the zoo’s Seabird Aviary. Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.
Snow leopards: The Bronx Zoo was the first zoo in America to exhibit these beautiful cats and the zoo’s breeding program is one of the country’s most successful, having produced more than 70 cubs. Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.
Amur tiger: WCS has conservation programs in the Russian Far East helping to conserve the largest cat species in the world. Photo credit Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.
Snow leopards (Panthera uncial): Born earlier this year, these two cubs are ambassadors for their endangered cousins in the mountains of central Asia. Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.
Feel better yet?
Western red panda: An arboreal mammal native to the Himalayan Mountains and parts of China.
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS.