Nidara captured on film

Our gorgeous nine-week-old snow leopard cub hit Central News screens last night as reporter Rachel Copeland shared the youngster’s story with thousands of viewers.

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Yesterday the baby – affectionately known to keepers since her birth as Cub X – was named Nidara, and she and mum, Nanga, kept a close eye on Central’s cameraman as he captured her on film!

DZG Head of Media and Communications Jill Hitchman said: “It was a proud moment when we discovered Cub X is a girl and keepers chose the name Nidara, which means fearless in Hindi.

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“There have been lots of visitors at the snow leopard enclosure since we went public with the name and we’re gearing up for a busy weekend; Nidara seems to be taking it all in her stride.”

* Big thanks to Karen Edwards for the purrfect images