Nicest Media With the onslaught of snow across the UK, at least 2 of its residents are enjoying themselves. The endangered snow leopards at the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, are enjoying playing in the snow this week.
Captured roaming around their enclosure, they can be seen to be rolling, playing and enjoying the cold snap across the UK.
Snow leopards are on the highly endangered list with less than 5,000 to be known to exist across the world.
The Welsh Mountain Zoo has launched its first-ever crowdfunding campaign to help raise funds .
The first project of its kind to be launched in the UK, Silk Road involves a complete redesign of the Zoo’s snow leopard enclosure, to become a representation of the mountainous regions in which the endangered species lives. The Silk Road will forge links with China and the Himalayan mountains exploring the Chinese culture, language, environment and species that originate from there.
Nick Jackson, Director at the Welsh Mountain Zoo commented: “This is a really different project that deviates away from what is traditionally considered a typical zoo project. We felt that in keeping with this approach we would look at an alternative route to funding as part of the wider project mix. The crowdfunder allows friends of the zoo, animal lovers and those with a cultural interest in both Wales and China to really get involved in Silk Road and play an important role in its very existence.”