Sac Zoo's Snow Leopard Cub Receives Physical Therapy

Snow leopard cub with harness
Snow leopard cub with harness (courtesy Sac Zoo)

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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