A snow leopard who gave birth to 7 healthy and adorable cubs died away after losing their battle with cancer.
The snow leopard was just 17 years old.
The snow leopard gain national attention after giving birth to the 7 cubs.
On Friday, a New Jersey Zoo, confirmed the zoo.
Himani, the snow leopard, reared when 4 litters of cubs at a time when snow leopard breeding success was at a very low point.
The leopard was peacefully euthanized following a long battle with cancer.
Dr. Alex Ernst, an associate veterinarian at the zoo, released a state about the incident:
Her contributions to the conservation of her species and to the future of the Cape May County Zoo are immeasurable.
Himani was born in June of 2003.
She came to the Cape May County Zoo in the year 2009 from Knoxville Zoo in Tennessee, USA.
The Press of Atlantic City said that the cubs of the snow leopard, Himani, will be moved to zoos across the country.
The zoo said that the leopard cubs are carrying her legacy and genetics.
Dr. Alex Ernst, associate veterinarian at the zoo, says the contribution of Himani to the conservation of her species are “immeasurable.”
Thank you Himani, you did your part in saving the very rare species.