A snow leopard was transferred to the Louisville Zoo early Saturday, WHAS reported.
Meru, a 1-year-old cat, was transported from the Los Angeles Zoo, the television station reported.
Snow leopards are an endangered species, WLKY reported.
"Down the road, he should pair up with a female that we have," Steve Taylor, the assistant director of the zoo’s conservation education department, told the television station. “Hopefully we'll have little snow leopards running around the new exhibit here in the next few years."
Meru will join two other snow leopards at the zoo’s new Snow Leopard Pass, which opens in March, WHAS reported.
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