Illinois's Brookfield Zoo is home to this three-month-old male snow leopard cub, which made its public debut on September 18. The young feline fella was born on June 13 to his mom Sarani and dad Sabu. With just an estimated 3,500 to 7,000 snow leopards left in the wild, any new birth give conservationists something to smile about.
Proud momma keeps a close eye on her new charge.
Mother and child enjoy a natural scratching post.
Everything's worth a peek in the cub's new world.
He might be young, but he's already catching on to the whole stalking thing.
King of the mountain? Maybe one day! For now, a rock will have to do.