Turtle Back Zoo is playing matchmaker for zoo’s resident snow leopard, Gala, this Valentine’s Day: A female snow leopard will make her debut at the zoo on February 14th.
Chameli, a nine-month-old snow leopard, will make her Turtle Back Zoo debut on Valentine’s Day. Chameli means jasmine flower in Hindu. She was transferred from the Cape May Zoo on a breeding loan as part of a recommendation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums species survival plan two months ago. This is the first time in the zoo’s history to have a pair of snow leopards on site.