Cuteness Alert! This endangered leopard mother just gave birth to two cubs
Watch as these leopard cubs single-handedly save their species from extinction.
After three months, Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission for Al Ula (RCU) just released this video of the two Arabian leopard cubs, after their birth was dubbed as the "new beacon of hope” in the country’s bid to reintroduce the critically endangered big cats back into the wild.
The two identical cubs, male and female, were born on April 26 at the Prince Saud Al-Faisal Wildlife Research Centre in Saudi Arabia. The tiny leopards are now 12 weeks old, and have already received their first vaccinations.
During the first twelve weeks, they successfully bonded with their 10-year-old mother Hamms ('whisper' in Arabic), and learned important behaviours through her.
The cubs will stay with their mother for the next 18 months to two years as part of the global programme of proper captive breeding.
One of the goals and objectives of the RCU Charter, is to protect the nature and wildlife of the Al Ula region in Saudi Arabia, and the birth of these two cuties is a successful first step.
"With fewer than an estimated 200 Arabian leopards remaining in the wild globally, this is one of the most critically endangered animals in the world, and these cubs represent a new beacon of hope for the renewal of a subspecies on the brink of extinction," said Saudi Minister of Culture and RCU Gov., Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al-Saud.
Watch the video of these adorable cubs messing around, down below:
Two Arabian leopard cubs born in Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/Ub2ToNncll— The National (@TheNationalUAE) August 1, 2019