Sac Zoo's Snow Leopard Cub Receives Physical Therapy

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The snow leopard cub at the Sac Zoo uses a sling as part of physical therapy.

UC Davis veterinary specialists are helping a baby snow leopard, born in May at the Sacramento Zoo, with a condition known as “swimmer’s syndrome,” a developmental deformity that forces animals to paddle their legs like turtles when they try to walk. They've tailored physical therapy to help him grow stronger and better able to use his hind legs.

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