There’s a new face to Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo: Kazi, the snow leopard.
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Zoo staff began preparing for Kazi’s arrival in August with renovations to the previous cougar exhibit at Nutrien Ark.
“We are very excited to bring this unique species back to Saskatoon,” said Jeff Mitchell, zoo manager. “Snow leopards are beautiful animals with many unique adaptations that help them thrive in cold weather conditions like the ones we experience here in Saskatoon.”
Snow leopards are well adapted for winter conditions, as their fur keeps them isolated in cold climates, according to the zoo.
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Their wide feet are also covered in fur, acting like natural snowshoes by helping to distribute their weight on soft snow.
“Snow leopards are also very agile, as their short front legs and long back legs allow them to navigate rugged and rugged terrain with ease. Furthermore, their fur also provides great camouflage, making these elusive animals difficult to spot in the wild, ”added a press release.
In the next few days, Kazi will get to know his new home in Nutrien Ark.
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The zoo is open every day from 10 a.m. M. At 4 p. M. You can find more information at Saskatoon.ca/zoo.
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