Bhavani was born on the 7:th og June in 2016 at Green Zoo Wuppertal in Germany. Totally three snowleopards was born and Bhavani was the first one to leave and move to an other park! Before the transport Bhavani has been trained do go inside and be in the transportbox, so when it was time to move she walked inside without hesitation! The travel to Orsa went very well and also faster then expected, wich is very positive for the animal and us.
This is the male "Shan" who is going to live with Bhavani now.
Bhavani is currently in the Leopard Center in a back-enclosure and stable, she is now acclimatizing with the new environment, the keepers and the other individuals. Bhavani will eventually go with the parks own male "Shan" when they are ready and have been introduced by the fence first. There are two enclosures for the snow leopards and at the moment our male Shan can go in the lower enclosure and the upper enclosure but Bhavani will be put in the upper enclosure until they can go together and choose if they want to go in the same enclosure or not.
Bhavani is a careful individual who takes one step at a time and we will let her have all the time she needs to acclimatize herself, but you will be updated when she is visible and out in the big upper enclosure.
The move took place as part of the European conservation program for snow leopards, where Green Zoo Wuppertal participates. In this program, Zoological zoos work together in the European Zoo Association and work to breed and preserve this threatened species. Green Zoo Wuppertal, in collaboration with the Zoo Association Wuppertal also supports Snow Leopard Trust, which is involved in investigating and protecting the rare and threatened snow leopards in the wild.