Kadi’s 7th Birthday
This week we also wished a Big Happy 7th Birthday to our resident Snow Leopard lady Kadi!
Kadi was born in Helsinki Zoo in 2012, joining Safari Zoo in 2013. Kadi and mate Wolfgang had their very own cubs Miska and Nastasja in 2016 who have both moved as part of the breeding programme to Wroclaw and Melbourne Zoo to start families of their own.
Despite being downgraded from Endangered to Vulnerable in 2017, the population of beautiful Snow Leopards continues to decline and faces a high risk of extinction as a result of habitat degradation, poaching, the illegal wildlife trade and persecution by farmers who view them as a threat to livestock.