A beautiful male snow leopard, which appeared in the fantasy film ‘The Golden Compass’ a few years ago, (starred Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman) was recently rehoused at the Lakeland Wildlife Oasis at Hale in the UK.
Pavan, is one of two celebrity snow leopards that played the part of Stelmaria, Lord Asriel’s daemon or soul mate in the film. Along with the other cat, Pavesh, he was born and raised at the Cat Survival Trust in Welwyn, England.
Hopefully Pavan will breed in his new home. For visitors there is a large walk through acrylic tunnel in his enclosure where visitors can get up close and personal with Pavan. Here’s a video showing Dr Terry Moore, founder of The Cat Survival Trust and his team moving the cat along a noisy UK freeway. Pavan, who was not sedated, looked very calm.
Pavan’s move to Lakeland Wildlife Oasis from Jahled on Vimeo.