A snow leopard cub exhibit is coming to the Akron Zoo.
The Zoo says the cubs will make their public debut on Monday morning.
"They're about 12 weeks now and weigh about 12 pounds," Akron Zoo spokesman David Barnhardt says, "and they're growing, they're thriving."
Barnhard says that the two cubs have been inside since being born in May...but now, it's time to make their public debut.
"They currently have been kept inside with their mother Shanti until they're growing and getting big enough to come outside," Barnhardt tells AkronNewsNow, "and our vet and the keepers that take care of them felt that they were ready to make that transition."
Barnhardt says that exhibit hours will be limited at first - 10:15 to 10:45 AM daily - until the cubs start growing.
There's also a naming contest that starts now and runs through August 20th.
"Our keeping staff has narrowed it down to five choices, so people can go online and vote for two of the five names for the cubs," Barnhardt says, "and of course, the two with the top vote getting will be the cubs names."
Those choosing the top two winning names will be entered into a drawing, and the winner will get a package of snow leopard goodies.
The names offered for voting are: Tai, Layan, Raj, Kovo and Sabu.
On the Web: Akron Zoo, www.akronzoo.org