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Melbourne Zoo snow leopards getting summer coats

A very sleek Leon, father of cubs Tashi and Gobi at Melbourne Zoo. Photo by Glenn McColl.

Sometimes I think the snow leopards in our Australian zoos must get awfully confused with the southern hemisphere seasons but right on time, according to Adrian Howard (Howie), Senior Carnivore Keeper at Melbourne Zoo, our snow leopards are running around, scratching themselves up against tree trunks, posts and rocks to help shed thick woolly winter fur. Good thing they didn’t do it a few weeks ago, so far Melbourne has had one of the coldest summers ever. Howie says the cats adapt very well with the ability to grow and shed a lot of fur according to season.

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