Rare Snow Leopard Triplets Make Their First Public Appearance in Switzerland

The Basel Zoo in Switzerland has debuted a rare set of eight-week-old snow leopard cubs alongside their mother, Mayhan and father, Pator.

Snow leopards are usually found in the Himalayan ranges of central Asia at altitudes of up to 6,000 meters.

The species has been pushed to the brink of extinction by farmers protecting their livestock and hunters who sell its fur and body parts, which are prized by some traditional Chinese medicine practitioners.