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Snow leopard cubs from ex-President’s illegal zoo die in Kyrgyzstan

Snow leopard cubs from ex President of Kyrgyzstan's illegal private zoo die in Jalal-Abad Zoo.

Two snow leopard cubs confisctaed from ex President of Kyrgyzstan's illegal private zoo, died in Jalal-Abad Zoo this week. Map from Wikipedia.

Recently I posted a news story about the exPresident of Kyrgyzstan, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, having illegally kept a private zoo at his house. The zoo was discovered after he fled the country following weeks of violence and recent civil unrest. A number of endangered animals were found including two snow leopard cubs. Sadly the news has come through today that those two cubs died this week. A Russian news service said they were taken to a zoo in Jalal-Abad city, 240 km south of the capital, Bishkek. There have been no details about the deaths to date.

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