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Potter Park Zoo Welcomes Snow Leopard

snow leopard, Taza, Potter Park Zoo
Ash Seymour | Potter Park Zoo
This photo from the Potter Park Zoo shows Taza the snow leopard. It was taken on his first day in his outdoor habitat.

The Potter Park Zoo in Lansing has a new addition: Taza the male snow leopard.

Taza, snow leopard, Potter Park Zoo
Credit Ash Seymour | Potter Park Zoo
Ash Seymour | Potter Park Zoo
This photo is from the Potter Park Zoo. It was taken while Taza, the snow leopard, explored his outdoor habitat for the first time at the zoo.

Sarah Foote is the animal programs manager at the Potter Park Zoo. She said that the zoo worked with the snow leopard species survival program at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

“They helped us find an animal that needed a home," said Foote. "He actually, Taza, actually came from Lincoln Park Zoo over in Chicago so it was a nice easy easy ride for him to come to Potter Park.”

Although Taza is not so sure about the tigers that live next door to him, Foote said that the 6 year old feline is doing well in his new home.

Visitors can see him at the snow leopard exhibit.

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